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Is the honey raw, strained or pasteurised?Updated 2 years ago

We aim to keep our honey as unprocessed as possible, just the way the bees like it. We do not call our honey raw as we do strain the honey to remove large bits of beeswax, however, it is not a fine strainer so this process does not remove all traces of pollen. Although we do heat our honey gently during the bottling process, it is a very low temperature and the honey is not heat treated or pasteurised at any stage. In fact, the honey doesn't get hotter than 35 degrees which is the inside temperature of a bee hive and we believe if the bees are happy with that! then so should we.

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Paynes Bee Farm Ltd

Bentley Cottage

Wickham Hill


West Sussex


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