Some honey producers claim that they are honey is unheated. Assume that the producers in question are decently large scale and sell their honey in typical bottles/jars/pails.
However, talking to other producers, they indicate that they had to heat the honey in order to liquefy it for bottling. E.g. from one producer:
In order to liquefy the honey for bottling, it is gently warmed to around 110 to 118 degrees Fahrenheit (~= 43.3 to 47.8 degrees Celsius) and then strained through a cheesecloth. The warming process includes only air circulation and doesn’t directly touch the honey. No “cooking” is involved.
or from another producer:
Our raw honey has never been heated over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (~= 37.8 degrees Celsius). Most of our honey is heated at some point. However, we do have some right now that is cold processed and has never been heated. We have cold processed until it crystallizes and then we have to warm it in order to pour it.
Does honey always have to be heated in order to liquefy it for bottling?
Example of bottles/jars/pails: