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Honey Imposters and Honey Laundering

February 11, 2019

Honey Imposters and Honey Laundering

Here we are in the middle of February already! We are finally in the last half of winter! It's hard to believe that the spring market season will be starting soon. 

We are thankful for all our customers who have been purchasing honey from Greenville Honey Company throughout these winter months. If you are still needing honey, you can order it from us at our online store at

These days it is very important to read labels and understand terminology concerning honey available in grocery stores. Pure, raw, unfiltered honey is not inexpensive. There is a great deal of work that goes into getting that jar of beautiful golden honey. Honey found in local grocery stores is often considered imposters of real honey, or it is honey that has been laundered. Water and high-fructose corn syrup are often added to honey to make it go farther and cost less to the consumer. 

So how can you get real, unprocessed honey? "Perhaps your best—and safest—bet is to purchase honey from a local farmer.  You can ask them about their bees and harvesting practices which will help ensure that you are getting the real deal.” 

You can read more about these processes of the ultrafiltration of honey here.

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