SCOTTISH BLOSSOM HONEY
Our only polyfloral honey gathered from a variety of Perthshire spring flowers blossoming between April and June, the majority coming from local fruit farm blossoms that our bees help pollinate. A light coloured, soft-set honey with a mild palate and velvety, melt-in-the-mouth texture that ends with a long, sweet tangy finish bursting with fruit.
It’s three weeks to our Scottish Blossom Honey harvest our Beekeepers have been at it non-stop moving hives and checking in on our bees in this wet weather to ensure they are all happy and have an ample supply of nectar before the fruit blossoms begin to fade.
Our bees have been working incredibly hard on the fruit fields of the local fruit farms in Perthshire pollinating flowers and gathering nectar – predominantly from raspberry, blackcurrant and strawberry blossoms. This creates a high crop yield and in turn our Scottish Blossom Honey – 100% raw and unfiltered. A win-win-win – happy bees, happy crops and happy people!
But you can’t dictate where to go to a hardworking bee – the bees of one hive will fly over a combined 55,000 miles to also gather nectar from the wildflower and tree blossoms in the surrounding area. The nectar of 20 million of all these blossoms produces just one pound of our Scottish Blossom Honey.
100% PURE, RAW, NATURAL – JUST AS NATURE INTENDED
- Scottish artisan polyfloral honey 100% raw, unpasteurised and unfiltered
- Traditionally gathered from soft fruit, rape and spring blossoms in Perthshire between April and June of each year.
- Short production season with a unique palate as dictated by its terroir.
- Not heated over the normal temperature of the hive to retain its natural goodness and superior flavour
- Farmed, collected and extracted using traditional methods
- Produced in small batches and bottled and labelled by hand
AWARD WINNING & RECOGNITION
This Blossom Honey has been appreciated by The Queen Elizabeth & Her Royal Family
THE ORIGIN & FLOWER SOURCE
In the spring of each year, we work extensively with local Perthshire berry growers in the lowlands, where fruit culture has been a lifelong passion for over a century. They depend on our 52 million worker bees to carry out the necessary pollination required for optimum crop yield. We put our hives on the famous soft fruit farms of the local Perthshire area, where our honey bees have been pollinating blossoms for over 60 years since 1960.
Local berry farm near Perthshire
Pollination is essential in producing the perfect berry – in size, shape, colour, texture and flavour. In turn, our bees gather the nectar to produce our outstanding Scottish Blossom Honey whilst keeping our colonies strong for the heather season.
THE LOOK & THE TASTE
A light coloured, raw, unpasteurised and unfiltered, soft-set honey with a mild palate and velvety, melt-in-the-mouth texture that ends with a long, sweet tangy finish bursting with fruit.
FDA Registration No. : 10887810022
FDA Product Code : 36 C C T 04
Manufacture Certification : SALSA
*** NOT SUITABLE FOR INFANTS UNDER 12 MONTHS
*** If you are already allergic to flower pollen, honey bee enzymes, and other bee products consumption should be avoided because it will trigger a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
HOW DO I KNOW IT IS 100% PURE HONEY?
As standard, all our honeys are supplied with Certificates of Analysis testing done by international laboratories as illustrated in the European Honey CODEX :
- HMF & Diatase
To ensure the honey has not been heat treated and is not old/adulterated honey (refer to Honey Codex).
To ensure the honey has not been adulterated by the addition of sugar syrup and the bees have foraged on flower nectar to make the honey and not fed on sugar syrup during the honey production period (refer to Honey Codex).
- Pollen Analysis and Geographical Origin
To ensure authenticity of the botanical and geographical origin. Note, with respect to Orange Blossom Honey, the flower naturally produces very low pollen counts and therefore the concentration of Methyl Anthranilate is also analysed as an indicator of the quality and authenticity of the Orange Blossom honey.
- Antibiotic and Veterinary Residues
To ensure products comply with those maximum residue limits for honey established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
To ensure the honey has ripened properly and not diluted with water (refer to Honey Codex).
***Due to space limitation, we only published Pollen Analysis Report here. If you interested to get access on full report, please send us an email. We’ll gladly help you.
A traditional family-run honey farm established in 1945, based in the Highlands of Perthshire – the heartland of Scotland & the most beautiful and unpolluted parts of the UK. Heather Hills Farm is a Great Taste award-winning Scottish producer of artisan raw honeys and handcrafted preserves internationally recognised for their superior quality and flavour. Specialise in a selection of 100% pure, raw, monofloral and polyfloral honeys and handmade preserves.
Produce of : Perthshire Scotland
Pack & bottle : Hand pack & bottle in Perthshire, Scotland
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