Raw vs Filtered Honey

Raw honey is minimally heated to reverse crystallization and strained to remove foreign materials such as honeycomb, beeswax, and larger particles of natural debris. Frequently, raw honey is described as “unfiltered.” If pollen is present in honey, it is more likely to be found in raw honey than filtered honey. For raw honey, look for minimally processed bulk and retail Moorland Apiaries offerings.

Filtered honey is heated to reverse crystallization and reduce bacterial growth. It is processed through a filter press to remove more foreign material than the straining process. Dutch Gold offerings are filtered to delay crystallization allowing for a longer liquid shelf life.


  • Dutch Gold Posted November 5, 2018 9:02 am

    Hi Mat! We heat our honey in order to filter our any foreign material, such as honeycomb, bee parts and to slow the rate of honey’s natural tendency to crystallize.

    If minimally heated honey is what you’re looking for, I’d point you to our Moorland Clover or Moorland Wildflower honeys.

  • Linnea Stouffer Posted November 29, 2018 11:24 pm

    Looking for 5 gallon bucket raw unpasteurized honey for making mead. Does your honey qualify as raw AND unpasteurized?

    • Dutch Gold Posted November 30, 2018 8:00 am

      Hi there! We offer 60 lb pails of our Moorland Raw Clover and Wildflower honeys. Our raw honey is minimally heated to 140 degrees and run through a strainer in order to remove any foreign material and helps slow down honey’s natural tendency to crystallize.

  • Jim Herbert Posted February 27, 2019 6:25 pm

    Is the 1 lb buckwheat honey raw?

  • Audrey Posted November 6, 2019 5:13 pm

    Do you have nutritional information about your honey – – I’m particularly interested in knowing the amount of sodium and calcium in your honey?
    Thank you .

    • Dutch Gold Posted November 7, 2019 8:01 am

      Check out information on honey nutrition here!

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