Honey never spoils or goes bad, but it may crystallize. This is not a bad thing, as a matter of fact, some beekeepers intentionally cause their honey to crystallize and sell it as premium “creamed honey“.
If your honey solidifies into a thick mass of honey crystals it is a simple process to reverse it. Simply heat it up in a gentle manner. In the video I show my preferred method of slowly melting crystallized honey in a crock pot.
I have done this in a double boiler on the stove, but that requires more care and attention. In this method, you can set it and forget it.
Don’t get excited about finding your stored honey converted to crystals. You should try it as a spread on your morning toast or on a peanut butter sandwich. It doesn’t change the taste, but It does give it an interesting mouth-feel.
One point of caution as you melt your crystallized honey using any method. Honey will never spoil. However, If you dilute it with water it will ferment.
If you take the single precaution of ensuring the water in the pot does not mix with the honey, melting crystallized honey is easy and makes your honey much easier to pour.