Raw Honey & Horrible odor

I purchased my first jar of raw honey. Is it supposed to smell like someone died in there? The taste is ok.


  • What brand did you purchase?? are you sure the label clearly states Raw – unfiltered, unprocessed, unheated, unstrained honey?? My honey doesn’t really have a distinct oder I guess, but It usually comes with the beeswax as the top layer when you open the jar.

  • If the honey was harvested too soon, before it was fully cured (all the excess water evaporated) then the honey can spoil. It should not have a bad odor~ I would not eat it!

  • Buckwheat honey has a natural mossy earth type smell that may be strange to some.

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