[QUOTE=brooksbeefarm;349936]I was looking through the Glory Bee Honey catalog pages 78 and79 on raw organic honey.
115 degrees isn't RAW.
Our raw honey is never heated over 115 degrees F.and is only strained,never filtered.Price $11.68 per pound$,per gal.$90.70.I don!t heat my honey and I do strain it and sometimes filter it before I bottle it,wouldn!t that be considered raw organic honey?I!m sure most of you do the samething.I guess I!ve been giving it away at $12.00 a quart ,but I don!t think my customers think so.I might just take this catalog with me to the farmers market next wed.and have some fun.
Unless your bees forged only on certified organic acreage the honey they produce isn't organic.
You strain it and sometimes filter it? What do you mean by each of those terms, strain and filter? My understanding is that straining is done through a cloth or wire mesh and that filtering is don't trough a medium like diatomatious earth or ceramic.
So, if I understand correctly how you handle your honey, between the comb and the jar, it seems like it would be alright to call your honey "Strained and Unheated Honey",and perhaps "Organically Produced" if you've never used any medications or chemical mite controls in your colonies. Your methods may be organic, but the honey isn't. IMO.
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