Honey will sometimes change into a semi-hard state. This is known as granulated honey, or for most people, we know it as crystallized honey. This naturally happens when glucose, one of the main sugars in honey, separates out of the supersaturated honey solution. Glucose serves as a starting point for the formation of crystals. Glucose will lose its water and take the form of a crystal. The crystals form a framework that puts other elements of honey in a suspension creating the semi-hard state.