Answer:

In theory no; due to honey’s hygroscopic properties, it contains very little water in its natural state, but can suck in moisture if left unsealed. Honey is also extremely acidic. These two properties make it hard for bacteria to grow, which means honey could have an indefinite shelf life in the right conditions. We recommend eating within 1 year of purchase for best quality.

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