Honey Storage

Honey is a very powerful nutritional product, which if stored properly, will last for years, if not decades. In fact, honey has been found perfectly preserved in tombs of the Pharaohs in Egypt.

The quality of honey may be damaged by the following factors:

  • Excessive humidity
  • Ideally, the content of moisture in honey should be less than 17.8%. If the moisture content is too high, i.e. greater than 20%, honey can be fermented, because of the yeasts it has.
    Since honey is hygroscopic, if it is not stored in a sealed container, it will absorb moisture from the air.
  • Excessive heat
  • Honey loses many of the benefits for our health due to temperature and time.
  • 40 °C for 30 days
  • 30 °C for 6 months
  • 20 °C for four years
  • 10 °C for 35 years
  • Prolonged exposure to sunlight

    Honey loses many of its health benefits with prolonged exposure to sunlight.

  • Noxious elements in its environment

    Honey is hygroscopic and takes on odors from its environment. It is also acidic, so it can dissolve metal if stored in metal containers.

Honey Storage Guidelines

  • Store honey in a sealed non-metal container.
  • For normal use, store the container in a cupboard (away from direct sunlight) at room temperature (21°C).
  • For prolonged storage of honey (> 4 years), store at refrigerator temperature (4°C).
We are located in the Municipality of Amphipolis, at the foot of Mount Pangaion.

Panagiotis C. Syrpas

zip code 62 041, Rodolivos
Municipality of Amphipolis,
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Phone.: 0030 2324071417
Mobile: 0030 6973473206
Mail: info[@]amfipolis-bee.gr