Honey Classification


Natural Honey

Natural honey is a type of honey which honeybees derive exclusively from the nectar of flowers. It is practical if honey farmers keep their bees in areas full of flowers in the right seasons in order to produce pure nectar honey which is also an economical way to produce honey as using flowers’ nectar is free

  


Crystalized Honey

Does natural honey crystalize? The answer is yes!

Almost, all types of honey crystalize based on their ingredients, climate, condition, temperature, purification process, short and long inventory and holding periods of time. It is mostly believed that crystalized honey is fake which a wrong belief. The reason honey gets crystalized is diastase and the amount of glucose in honey. Diastase can only be found in natural honey and artificial honey does not contain any. It is notable that sedimentation rate differs from natural honey type to another. The mentioned rate depends on the existing amount of glucose in honey. For example, rapeseed honey starts to deposit after a week its extraction while it takes 4 years for acacia honey and since honey is not kept for 4 years, it is mostly known that acacia honey is always bright and smooth

Toxic Honey

Some honey types derived from some plants are poisonous to human and cause vomiting, dizziness and ataxia since they contain a kind of poisonous glucoside. The types of honey are not toxic to bees and beekeeper can consume them easily. There are also some plants that their nectar are toxic both to honeybees and humans

Artificial and Fake Honey

It is made of materials without honeybees involvement sugarcane, fruits such as watermelon and date are used in this kind of honey. Even though it is called honey, it is not real honey and is produced from thickened fruit juice artificially and industrially. Fake honey is made of thick sugar syrup mixed with extracted honey from bee hives. The more syrup is used in honey, the more fake it is

 

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