Q: I think my honey is going bad. It is solidifying and getting gritty. What can I do?
A: All honey will eventually crystallize, but it will never go bad! There are a couple of ways to return it to its original liquid state. You will need to gently and slowly warm it, but you do not want to warm it over direct heat or let it get above 140 degrees Fahrenheit or it will lose all of its healthy benefits. One method is to use a double boiler and set the jar of honey in about 2-3 inches of water, turn the burner on low and let the honey rest in the top pan until it has returned to its liquid state. My favorite way, when possible, is to set the jar of honey on the dashboard of your car on a warm day until the honey has returned to its liquid state.
Q: What is Creamed Honey?
A: Despite the name, there is no dairy or “cream” added to creamed honey. It can also be called churned honey, spun honey or whipped honey, depending on where you live. Unlike liquid honey, creamed honey will never crystallize or go hard.
Creamed honey is the same golden liquid honey that undergoes a specific processing technique. Time, temperature and conditioning are carefully controlled to promote the formation of micro-crystals, which provide the creamed honey with its characteristic consistency.
The creaming process takes place at low temperatures, for this reason, the nutrients and health benefits of honey are not altered by this process.
Q: How do I use my beeswax wraps?
A: Use the warmth of your hands to activate the wrap and wrap around a piece of fruit, cheese, herbs, baked goods or to cover a bowl. Wraps hold their shape when they cool, creating a seal. DO NOT USE WITH RAW MEAT OR FISH.
Q: How do I care for my beeswax wraps?
A: : Hand wash in cold soapy water. Air dry.
Q: How long will my beeswax wraps last?
A: Beeswax wraps will last for up to a year if cared for as directed.
Q: Are beeswax wraps biodegradable?
A: Yes! Beeswax wraps are fully compostable.