A jar of honey from our Brereton apiary, First Harvest 2021. Light amber in colour with a mild bittersweet flavour.
The bees arrived at this apiary on the 4th April 2021 just as the blackthorn was flowering. Having foraged all through the spring and early summer the honey was capped and ready to harvest towards the end of June but was taken from the hive on 17th July 2021 and immediately extracted. After being strained to remove any stray pieces of wax it has been left to settle and then jarred. It has not been filtered so retains all of the pollen naturally present in honey.
As this is a first harvest spring honey it is likely to crystalise quite quickly. We prefer to eat the honey raw as it retains all original taste and natural enzyme activity. If you would like to stop your honey crystallising further it can be kept in the freezer, or if you prefer a perfectly clear liquid honey, gently warm the jar to about 60°C — a water bath is best but you could also use the oven, it should take about an hour, maybe less.
It is sold in a traditional glass honey jar, with a metal screw lid and tamperproof label.