We had a good year last year after two dry years and had three buckets of honey left after winter, but it has mostly crystallized. Farmers market season is starting again and everyone wants "liquid honey". I built a "hot box" with a 60 watt bulb which gets up to about 105 -115 degrees so it is re-liquifying but it seems stronger flavored than before. Does the flavor get stronger and color darker with age or heating? I was under the impression at these low temperatures the flavor wouldn't be affected.
My other question is about the honey separating while warming. It seems much thinner on top with a stronger darker smell while the bottom is still crystallized. I realize I need to stir it to completely liquify all the honey but I'm wondering if this separation is normal during the warming process?
I just want to make sure I'm not hurting the honey or selling inferior honey.
Thanks for sharing your experience.