Protected Geographical Status
Family Fujarskich honey is stamped with a yellow and blue logo. This is an agricultural stamp that indicates the source land where the bees’ natural process has not been tainted by modern chemicals and dilution. The stamp, written in polish, translates to “Protected Geographical Indicator” and refers to the Drawa terrain of Poland which is a river and surrounding area protected by national conservation laws. This natural park is home to flora and fauna that have been denizens of that land for centuries and the protective laws upheld there are to ensure those denizens flourish in all seasons.
Some honeys are described to have an exceptionally long or short crystallization time. All raw honey crystallizes and it is the different flower sources of the nectar that determines how long this process takes. It is well understood that liquid honey, honey that has not yet crystallized into a thick paste, is easier packaged, measured, and eaten. This is one of the reasons why most honeys you find in the market are filtered, diluted, and pasteurized. Another reason is that honey is usually more appealing when liquid, as it appears pure and unclouded by solid matter.
The difference between raw and filtered/pasteurized honey is not only in consistency and appearance, but in nutritional content as well. In the previous post about honey, the difference between raw and pasteurized honey is detailed. The process of filtering results in similar results as heating: easier to process and less nutritional honey.
The post photo is of the Drawa professionals themselves at work with the bees in one of the apiary locations.