Heather Honey

We offer a range of raw heather honeys from Wales, Scotland and England. There are actually three different types of heather growing in the UK which each give the honey remarkably different flavours:

  • Scottish Heather Honey is from Ling Heather (Calluna vulgaris) and has highly intense, slightly bitter, pungent, woody and toffee aroma and mildly sweet taste that persists for a long time
  • Welsh Heather Honey is predominantly from Bell Heather (Erica cinerea) and has a smoky, peaty, intense taste and a tanginess that lingers.
  • English (Cheshire) Honey is from the bees foraging on the Cross Leaved Heather (Erica tetralix) but also Himalayan Balsam which is in flower at the same time. This gives the honey a lighter, more floral character but has underlying notes of peat and toffee.

Raw Heather honey has unique sensory qualities and exhibits a gelatinous property called thixotopism. Normally it is gel-like and firm, but it will become temporarily liquid if stirred or agitated. It is very hard to produce for the beekeeper but it has an extremely unique texture, strong flavour and a long lasting floral taste. A real must for a honey connoisseur.

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  • Heather Sparkling Mead

    Heather produces the best most complex and flavoursome honey and mead. It takes time however, with this Heather Sparkling Mead taking around 2 years from the bees to the bottle! Right from opening the bottle, the air is filled with a lovely aroma of Heather. Rich, and full of the aromas of the beehive, honey, beeswax, propolis all the flavours are present. On the taste a real complex hit of dry initially, with a rich honey finish. Serve: Chilled
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  • Heather Blend Honey

    A delicious blend of Cheshire spring honey and our Welsh heather honey.

     

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  • Welsh Heather Honey

    A delicious blend of Cheshire spring honey and our Welsh heather honey.

     

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  • Scottish Heather Honey

    To provide Britain's answer to the frequent requests we get for Manuka honey we work with an apiary based near Inverness to supply this very distinctive rich, dark, toffee-like raw heather honey. Size: 227g  or 340g jar
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