Oilseed Rape Honey

(2 customer reviews)

£2.00£6.50

Oilseed Rape flower raw creamed honey.

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Description

Collected from the golden fields of the Oilseed Rape (Brassica napus) flower in the spring to produce this white honey with a creamy texture and light, very mild taste. Popular even with those who think they don’t like honey!

Due to the unique mix of sugars in Oilseed Rape honey it crystalises very quickly (normally within ten days), and sets very hard. To prevent this happening whilst the honey is still in the comb we take the honey off the hives as soon as the Oilseed Rape flowers start to fade and after 24 hours in the warming room extract the honey immediately. After filtering out any bits of beeswax the honey is put into drums and left in a cool room for a couple of weeks to set. By setting, the honey has formed a very small, tightly packed crystalline lattice that is so hard it is almost impossible even to get a knife through it. The drums are then very gently warmed so the honey can be transferred to the creaming machine. This will gently stir the honey for 48 hours so that the mechanical action of crystals rubbing against each other results in a creamy, smooth honey that will retain this texture indefinitely.

Serving suggestion:

Delicious spread over hot toast, crumpets or oat cakes.

Precautions:

  • Honey is not suitable for people with a severe allergy to pollen or other bee products.
  • Honey should not be given to infants under 12 months of age.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Jar size

50g, 227g, 340g

2 reviews for Oilseed Rape Honey

  1. Alison

    Purchased this less than a week ago and it’s nearly all gone. Totally addictive.

    • admin

      The first harvest of the season and from all within two miles of the honey house, it doesn’t get more local than that!
      Regards,
      Henry

  2. Linda

    It’s thick, creamy and almost chewy in texture. Quite different from regular honey. I bought three different types of local and this was my favourite.

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