A jar of set honey from our Newhall apiary near Nantwich, First Harvest 2021. It has a mildly bittersweet flavour.
The bees overwintered at this apiary and got off to a cracking start with a huge field of oilseed rape [canola] just across the road. This was followed by masses of hawthorn and cow parsley flowers around the field edges and the honey was ready to harvest by June. After being strained to remove any stray pieces of wax it has been processed in a special way to encourage it to set to a smooth, spreadable texture and crystals that should just melt on your tongue. It has never been filtered so retains all of the pollen naturally present in honey.
If you prefer a perfectly clear liquid honey, I would encourage you to buy something else! This jar of honey has been deliberately encouraged to crystalise in a specific way, but if you really must, it can also be made runny again by gently warming the jar to about 60°C — a water bath is best but you could also use the oven; it will probably take about an hour to clear.
It is sold in a traditional glass honey jar, with a metal screw lid and tamperproof label.