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Below are pure honey test posts made by readers of our page: Are These 4 Ways of Testing for 100% Pure Honey Valid?, suggesting how honey can be tested for its purity.

Do you agree? Honestly, I find some of the methods very bizarre and questionable. People seem to have differnt ideas of "purity" in their posts. Well, just try and judge for yourself to see if the method works! And if you have a great method to test for unadulterated honey, why not share with us! Please give some time for your post to be published as there is a monitoring of posts to weed spams out of the system. Thank you!

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        Anna-Kaye, Saint Lucia     20/09/2018 @22:32:52

I don't test my honey because I get it from my neighbour and he produces it locally and organically. If fact, his bees forage in my fruit trees all the time. I'd just like to point out that the ants method is wrong. I buy and have honey all the time, and if even a little bit falls or is on the cap or some other surface, the ants instantly swarm in. Unless I have a different type of ants from the people who use this test. I would say though, the best way to know if your honey is real is to view or know your source.

        Royal Juelz, United States     06/05/2018 @21:49:05

I just bought some organic raw honey from the store and peeled the seal off and left it on the counter. When I returned hours later a few ants lay dead next to/on the seal. This worried me because I was thinking something was wrong with my honey and started looking online. I'd agree with Rom Riz possibly...

        Eden Albano, Philippines     08/04/2018 @03:19:59

If it has an expiration date, it is adulterated. Pure honey does not expire.

        Rom Riz, Pakistan     20/01/2018 @21:12:02

My way of testing honey is to give a drop to a ant it will die after eating pure honey, I was in my office and since I am a honey seller like you guys I use to wonder how one can define pure honey without high scientific tests. I saw a black big size ant we have in our grass fields in my office alone wondering here and there i thought it might be hungry so i gave one drop to it, with in no time it starts squeezing its body inside and after few minutes it dies. This might be wrong way of identification I dont know. I also believe that you should know your harvesting farmer good enough so people can trust you as a good supplier of honey.

        Sand Canyon Apiary, United States     14/01/2018 @06:21:20

Buy your honey exclusively from beekeepers not store bought honey. It's the only reliable way to assure the honey is pure.

        Massoud Babaei, Iran     05/11/2017 @06:37:41

Here, it is very hard to find a pure honey. Honey is available every where; the sellers promise to deliver a good one. But I have not got an agreeable document on the bottles to assure its purity.

        Ron Bond, United States     22/10/2017 @05:38:12

I found that by reading the label throughly ( everything I eat/buy) is my best defense against fraud and misguidance by the corporation world. I grew up in the 70's and a commercial statement from back then, still sticks in my mind today when I shop; " Read the label and set a better table". That's my tool of defense, simple, ease of access and immediate info PRIOR to putting it in my grocery cart.

        Cheeky, United States     10/10/2017 @09:25:50

With pure honey, you practically need a blender to get it mixed with your coffee or tea. Plus, pure honey doesn't freeze.

        David Xu, China     16/08/2017 @01:28:26

Dear, I visited your website, you are right, it is most difficult to different pure honey and adulterated honey, unless those kinds I am familiar with, for example Acacia, Linden, Date, rape, sunflower,etc.it's been near 20years since I do honey business, for an experienced person, taste is the best way, but the adulteration is only 1-20%, I also can not different. the other way is analysis the importing price. of course,first you need to know the cost, if you import chinese honey, you just tell me the buying price and the honey kind, I can tell you it is pure or unpure. Best regards, David.

        Maqsood Mazhar, Pakistan     31/07/2017 @13:21:09

A Sure Test for Pure Honey. The method is slightly tricky. You need fast reactions and agility to do the experiment. Take an open mouth jar full of honey. Catch a common fly and dip it down alive in the honey filled jar. In case of adulterated honey, the fly shall be trapped inside the honey and shall die. If the honey is pure, the fly shall swim out of the jar and shall leave the jar alive.

        New Mexico Desert Farm.com, United States     20/03/2017 @13:23:54

I have 200 honey bee hives and sell 100% raw honey. For people to tell real honey from adulterated honey is by taste. (You should taste the flower first.) If you only taste sweetness then it is most likely fructose corn syrup added to honey. Stores buy honey from all over the world, so they heat the honey beyond 150 degrees to kill everything in the honey. You get only sweet syrup.

        Ruth, Benefits of Honey     30/01/2017 @ 17:49:14

As a consumer, I wouldn't call your dad's "honey", honey because its source is not from the flower nectar. I am not sure how much floral nectar your dad's bees are able to get, they are probably able to produce something from sugar water but it wouldn't be real honey that has authentic flavor, aroma, and nutritional benefits for our body. The nutritional make-up wouldn't be the same as real pure, unadulterated honey.

        Toni, Albania     27/01/2017 @15:21:08

My dad is a beekeeper and during winter he feeds the bees 1L water 1KG sugar mixed together in a watery syrup. Can bees turn the syrup into honey? In winter his honey turns thick and is crystallized. I want to know how pure my dad's honey is, please?

        Ruth, Benefits of Honey     17/01/2017 @ 10:18:10

Interesting, Samy. I will be looking out for this honey. It seems that this honey has a low GI that is suitable for diabetics. Thanks for sharing.

        Samy Puru, Malaysia     14/01/2017 @08:24:25

I am a diabetic for 20 years. Thus I test my blood sugar every morning. I was very skeptical about wanting to consume honey as the reading would shoot up and it did. After experimenting with different honeys, I found one that did not increase my blood sugar readings - can this be attested as a test ? I dont know. The honey I use now is imported from China (scary eh !!) - Quing Hai honey and is not expensive. I get it from a local Chinese medicine shop. Your comments would be appreciated. I am 70. Thank you.

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