The beekeepers bring the honey that they have extracted to Honey Group Finland. The honey buckets are put in a high-temperature room where the honey melts enough to be put into large settling tanks next. In these settling tanks, the honey is kept in a temperature of approx. 38-40oC for a couple of days, and any possible remaining specks of wax rise to the surface. The pure honey is then strained and cooled.
Using a churning method, some of the honey is made into very fine-crystal, soft and easily-spreadable creamed honey, which is mixed with liquid honey in the packing containers. This creamed honey has exactly the right thickness to be put in tubs. Once the honey has been packed into tubs, the tubs are taken to cold storage to crystallize. From this cold storage, the honey is delivered to the wholesale warehouses and from there to retailers to sell to consumers.
Bottled honey is packed as such in a liquid consistency without any mechanic churning treatment. After being bottled, the honey is stored at room temperature, since the crystallization process quickens in cold temperatures (the optimal crystallization temperature is +14oC). If the honey later crystallizes in its consumer package, the honey can easily be returned to a liquid consistency by placing the bottle in warm water.
DID YOU KNOW: In the settling tanks, the honeys that have been brought by the different honey producers get mixed and, therefore, the honeys from different parts of the country end up in the same jar or tub. However, due to our thorough control system, we can easily tell you the origin of your honey here on our home pages: enter the best-before date, which you will find on the lid of the honey, into the search box and you will be given a list of the areas of origin.