Raw means unpasteurized. Pasteurization of honey involves heating it, and this is done so that it will not crystallize, or granulate.  Honey will crystallize if exposed to cold weather or just after a period of time has elapsed, as little as one month.  While most of the world eats crystallized honey, Americans are used to liquid honey, and so big honey producers oblige by pasteurizing their honey so it stays liquid on the shelf and in your cupboard.  The only problem with this is that the pasteurization process is believed by many to remove natural antioxidants present in the honey.

Also, most of our honey is local, and it is believed that consumption of local honey, since it includes pollen from area trees and plants, may help you build up a resistance to allergies.

Help Save the Bees and Buy Local Honey!

Leroy Neal's Raw Natural Honey

from Pueblo, CO Available in a pt. for $14, a qt. for $24 , and a gal. $84

Highland Honey Bees Raw Whipped Honey

from Boulder, CO Available in 9oz. jars

Grandpa's Gourmet Honey

from Alamosa, CO Available in 9oz. jars


Debeeze Honey

from Pine, CO Available in 9oz. jars

Really Raw Honey

from Baltimore, MD Available in 8oz. jars