Aunt Sue’s is raw, unfiltered honey with an honesty she won’t apologize for.
The fewest steps between comb and home.
Aunt Sue’s Honey is minimally processed, raw and unfiltered, and sourced from local American beekeepers. Staying true to generations of high-quality standards, all honey is sampled, tested and graded for clarity, floral type, flavor, moisture and color.
The perfect match for every honey.
Like other foods with complex character, Aunt Sue’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey can be paired with selected recipes to enhance every flavor.All Recipes
Frequently Asked Questions
Does honey change as it ages?
Honey darkens with age and becomes a bit stronger in flavor. It will not spoil.
How does Aunt Sue's Raw & Unfiltered Honey differ from Sue Bee Honey?
Sue Bee Honey is filtered to remove pollen, which reduces the likelihood of granulation (sugaring). Aunt Sue's Raw & Unfiltered Honey is strained rather than filtered in order to retain the natural complement of pollen as gathered by the bees. Pollen adds to the nutritional value of honey, but raw and unfiltered honey will naturally crystalize over time. If it does crystalize, simply place the closed honey bottle in a bowl and run warm water over the container and stir until the crystals dissolve.
What is honey granulation (crystallization or sugaring)?
Granulation is a natural characteristic of pure honey, which does not harm it or indicate any deterioration of the honey. It is also easily reversed, without harming the honey. Bring a pan of water to a boil, turn off the heat and place the container into this boiling water. Leave until both have cooled.
One thing you may try to prevent granulation is this. If you are buying in large containers that granulate before you are done with them, pour a manageable amount into a smaller "table server" for your table. Store the remainder in the large container in your freezer. Freezer temperatures are too low for glucose molecules to migrate and form crystals. As the table server empties, remove the large container from the freezer long enough for it to warm so you can refill the smaller container. Replace the large container in the freezer. Note: before you pour more honey into your table server be certain that no crystals remain there to act as 'seed' for the new honey to granulate around, a condition which will speed up granulation.
Why shouldn't I microwave honey?
Many of our honey containers are made of PET (polyethylene terephthalate), a clear plastic that allows the consumer to see the honey before purchase. One of its characteristics, however, is warping at near boiling temperatures. Also, some of our labels are a foil and paper material. The foil, like metal cooking utensils, does create excessive heat problems in a microwave.
Also, honey, being a thick, viscous liquid, does not heat evenly in a microwave. Hotspots may develop that may lead to a sudden boil that spatters the hot contents. Such hotspots are also hot enough to degrade the flavor and color of this premium honey.
Does honey spoil?
Honey will keep indefinitely if stored in a sealed container. It is best stored at room temperature. Refrigeration promotes granulation.