Help! My Honey’s Completely Solid!

Solid crystallized honey

Solid crystallized honey

Let’s say you reach into your cupboard for some delicious honey, but when you pull it out: oh no! It’s completely crystallized! What do you do?! Well, never fear, because we’ve got a solution for you.

Solid crystallized honey

Solid crystallized honey

Boil some water

The first thing you’re going to need to do is boil some water. Place your jar of honey in an empty pot, then fill it with water either until either it’s higher than the top of the honey in the jar or it’s almost to the top of the pot. Next, remove the jar, cover the pot, and place it on the stove.

Step 1: Boil some water

Step 1: Boil some water

Heat that honey!

Once the water has come to a rolling boil, turn off the heat or turn it down to “low” if you’re planning on staying in the room. Place your jar of honey back into the pot. I like to unscrew the lid of the jar, but leave it on loosely. This prevents cold air and any debris from getting into the jar while it sits.

Step 2: Put the jar in the hot water

Step 2: Put the jar in the hot water

Give it a stir!

After about 20 minutes or once the water has cooled, open the lid and give your honey a stir. At this point, it should be partially liquefied with a solid hunk in the center. Depending on how much honey was in the jar, the solid piece should be soft enough to stir so that you can stir the contents of the jar until the consistency is uniform.

Step 3: Stir

Step 3: Stir

Repeat

Repeat this process until your honey is completely liquefied and clear. You may have to do this several times depending on how much honey is in the jar. With the jar pictured in this post, I only had to do it twice, whereas with a fuller jar, I’ve had to boil the water as many as 4 times!

Voilà! Clear, beautiful honey!

Voilà! Clear, beautiful honey!

I hope that you found this helpful. Good luck!

Devon Rowley
Devon Rowley
With a background in writing and biology, joining the Beepods team just seemed like the logical choice for Devon. Not having much experience with bees, she loves learning about the fascinating creatures while editing the content that her teammates write and researching for her own pieces. When she’s got some spare time, Devon enjoys reading and spending time with her beloved cats.

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