Since raw honey is taken right from the hive, it might contain some remnants of the bees who made it. There could be some chunks of wax or little bee parts that have stuck around. Because of this, it is important that we strain the honey so that you’re only eating the golden goodness you want. It’s not filtered, however! MeloPetra’s honey is only gently strained to remove these undesirable parts, but we’re sure to keep the other goodies in.

When honey is filtered, it removes most of the pollen in the honey. Honey is often filtered to maintain a more attractive shelf life for longer periods of time. (But honey doesn’t expire!) This filtering process can delay the process of crystallization and keep the honey in a more liquid state longer, but it sacrifices the quality of the honey.