- Why Do We Keep Bees? [+]
- Types of Beekeepers
- What Do Beekeepers Do?
- Checking the Hives (Basic Tools) [+]
- Harvesting Honey
- Protecting the Hive [+]
- Record Keeping and Maintenance
- Gathering Information
Honey can be consumed pasteurized or not. Honey is low in humidity and high in acidity, which means that bacteria cannot survive in it. So, unlike milk and juice, honey is not pasteurized for food safety reasons but, rather, for quality purposes. Pasteurization of honey reduces the chance of fermentation and also delays granulation.
To pasteurize honey, it's heated to 71°C (160°F) and quickly cooled.