We start producing honey usually from Mid May onwards. The first crop we extract is produced from oil seed rape which does include some spring flowers and hedgerow honey. Once this has finished we produce field bean honey, which is a darker honey and a favourite with many customers. We have one apiary site in a very large garden which produces some very good honey from the garden and the local village throughout the year. If we get the right conditions we will be harvesting the lime tree honey in July. This a much sought after honey.
Towards the end of July we are getting the bees ready for their annual working holiday. Some are moved up to the Yorkshire moors, and the others to the riverbanks and woodland where Balsam grows. Balsam produces a very good quality honey, which also produces comb honey and this proves to be popular. From the moors we aim to produce heather honey which is a dark ruby red colour with its own distinctive taste. York Moors Comb honey is very nice. In August we are at the mercy of the weather but we usually manage to produce enough York moors honey to see us through the year.
To complement our range we have honey with added stem ginger which is ideal on toast or our preferred way is to make a hot drink – most warming in the winter or you could always add your favourite tot!!
We package our honey in the following jar weights:
We also do a 350gms Squeeze Bottle which is ideal for family use.
The comb honey is packaged in 227gms boxes.
The packaging we use for your online shop is food grade plastic which holds different amounts to the glass jars but they are a lot lighter than glass so keeping delivery charges to a minimum. Why not take a look at our online shop.