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Jan 21, 2012 07:54 PM

Two tone local honey, what to do with the lighter part?

My mom's friend keeps bees and gave us a jar of honey. The top third is the normal brownish thin honey one thinks of when you buy it at a store. The rest of it is thicker and light brown/yellow. Am I supposed to mix the two like you would peanut butter? Or is the bottom part edible as is? I know this is a silly question, but honestly not sure what to do with it.


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  1. I buy local honey and have never seen what you are describing - it looks like ordinary honey. Is it possible that what she gave you is a piece of honeycomb in a jar?

    1. The honey has crystallized unevenly. It means nothing really - just sometimes happens like that. You can re-liquefy the whole jar if you prefer liquid honey by placing it in a pot of hot water. Don't boil honey - you'll damage the delicate flavour. If you like the different textures of the solid/liquid honey, just leave it as and eat as usual.