In the Spring and Summer ...
... our bees go foraging in fields, nearby orchards and the canal side, hedgerows and gardens carrying their precious load of nectar back to their hive which they then subsequently turn into honey.
As the season progresses and the nectar is ripened into honey and only when there is enough to spare, we remove it to share with you. We promise that we do not take it all. The welfare of our bees and their needs and demands are important to us.
Extracting and Bottling the Honey
During the extraction process we scratch off the outer beeswax capping from the honeycomb cells, spin the frames and let the honey flow through one filter only to remove the odd bits of wax capping, bees wing or leg! Later on to bottle the honey, we very softly warm it so we can dispense into the jars. We do not homogenize flavours nor use pressurised filters so therefore we retain as much of the pollen grains in our honey as possible. Our honey has no added sugar, nor is it harshly overheated and we do not use any antibiotics or additives at any point during the entire process of production.
Thanks to these techniques our honey retains all of its natural goodness and beneficial properties and remains one of nature's finest superfoods.