What does it mean for honey to be ‘ripe and mature’?

The definition of Honey held within the Food Standards Code includes a requirement that the product is to be “left in the honeycomb to ripen and mature”. This raises the question as to exactly when honey is deemed to be “ripe” and “mature”. This article addresses if, and when, the early extraction of honey from the honeycomb may amount to a breach of the Food Standards Code.

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