Raw honey from our Brereton apiary, near Sandbach – Summer Harvest 2021.
This apiary is on the border of Brereton and Arclid parishes, in Cheshire, England. The bees were here all summer however the combs given to them during the Spring were already extracted (our Brereton First Harvest Honey). This batch samples the summer season around the month of July – there’s usually lots of flowers about during the summer especially around the meadow here. We saw them foraging on rosebay willowherb as well as yellow vetches and welted thistle. There is probably a lot of bramble around at this time of year as well.
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.
Even though this is a summer honey, it will eventually crystalise. We prefer to eat the honey raw as it retains all original taste and natural enzyme activity but 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, as well as our popular squeezy bears.