I buy my honey (raw) from a beekeeper who is about anhour's drive from my house. I buy it by the bucket- about 4.5 gallons at a time. The honey that I have now, which I bought last winter, is from last fall's collection (is that the right word?). It is very dark. It too me a long time to get it from the bucket (sealed) into the gallon pickle jars that I normally keep it in. By the time I got around to it, it had already partially crystallized. Now, the honey in the jars is "layered", almost like sedimentary layers. It has layers of crystallized honey, and layers of fluid honey. It smells very... strongly. Almost like it's fermented, kind of an alcoholic smell. I've been told that honey doesn't "go bad". Why does my honey smell so very strongly? Is it still ok to use? There isn't any appearance of mold, though I do notice some foamy like appearance on the top of it. I have two and a half gallons left of this honey; I really don't want to have to throw it out- not at the cost of good honey around here (about $22 a gallon)! But if it'd make us sick, I don't want to keep it. Any help would be MOST appreciated! Thanks!