Natural honey is foaming and seeping out of the jar #164224 - Ask Extension


Natural honey is foaming and seeping out of the jar #164224

Asked January 15, 2014, 10:12 AM EST

I bought some raw honey from a local bee keeper and it was sealed in pint jars--not processed --in canning jars with lids. It is now foaming and seeping out of the jars. I transferred 1 pint into a quart jar and now the quart jar is nearly full of the foaming honey--almost looks like honey butter. It started out "normal" and others who have bought from her haven't had any change in the honey. I've had it for a couple of months, I think. I'm a little nervous about using it, of course, since it seems to be growing; I've canned food myself for years, I know what other "growing" canned food can do to you. I have no experience with honey changing except to crystalize. Thanks--

Marion County Oregon

Expert Response

Looks like your honey is fermenting. Here is an excellent site with information and pictures about honey:

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Ramon Cana Alvarez Replied January 15, 2014, 12:02 PM EST

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