I had two hives in the early 90s. In August 1992 I had a severe allergic reaction and had to sell the hives. It was very disappointing as I enjoyed beekeeping very much. I still have a 5-gallon pail of unfiltered honey that I never bottled, as I got busy with other things for the last 25 years. I just opened the pail, and it smells great. Naturally, the residue has all settled to the top. Not sure what I'll find when I remove the residue and see how crystallized the honey is. I plan to try to bottle it, but before I go to the expense of a filter and bucket with honey gate, I want to make sure I'm not doing something foolish. I've heard honey keeps essentially indefinitely, but I don't know if the fact that I never filtered it changes that. Any advice would be welcomed.