Raw Greek Artisan Spring Heather Honey - 1kg - Out of Stock


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Spring Heather 


This Heather honey comes from Bilal, who has his hives on the wilderness eastern side of Greece, right next to Turkey. It has an earthy strong slightly burnt caramel flavour.

* Cold-pressed

* Unpasteurised

* Coarse-filtered

* 100% Raw

* Wilderness Honey

* Artisan Beekeeper

Bilal's Raw Artisan Greek Spring Heather honey. Bilal has his hives in a beautiful remote area of North East mainland Greece near the village of Sidiro. His business is a family one. Their overall approach to beekeeping is pure, always working towards organic practices - he will get his organic certificate next year. He is passionate about the environment where he places his hives to ensure that his bees are happy and the honey they produce is as pure as possible.

This is an amazingly deep-tasting shrub honey; it has a depth of flavour with a pronounced bitterness similar to dark chocolate or black tea. It comes from the bees feeding on the low-lying heather shrubs on the hilly terrain around Bilal's house. Heather is a favourite plant of bees. Despite not being a tree, heather honey has properties of a tree honey, namely its potent taste and dark colour. 

Plant - Bees love Heather! When it blooms in April it produces a white flower and a purple flower when it blooms in September. The bees that feed on the Heather in this remote area of Greece produce this wonderful deep tasting dark honey. 

Colour - This particular honey is brown in colour, slightly red in the light.

Runny State - Heather honey tends not to stay runny for long. 

Set State - Heather honey develops small to medium crystals fairly quickly after harvesting, it is quite rare to get it completely runny.

Common Uses Heather honey is particularly good to use in different recipes, such as: Greek yoghurt, ice creams, glazes for meats and to add a unique zing and depth to a dish.

Why Raw Honey is different to Processed Honey - Raw honey generally means the honey has not been processed, it has come from the hive to the jar with minimal interference. Most supermarket honey is highly processed to make it look more attractive, it has been drained of pollen, often heated and blended. Raw honey tends to vary from batch to batch, this is because it is not processed in a factory, filtered or heated to look homogeneous, it changes with the season and climate and what the bees feed on, we will update this fact sheet according to which batch we currently have in.

Please know that raw honey does crystalise and this is a natural process that occurs mainly due to the natural glucose in raw honey. For more information on why honey sets visit this article and for a more scientific explanation go to wikipedia.

About Us - Here at The Raw Honey Shop we take honey very seriously and we believe honey should be RAW, unpasteurised and 100% natural. Since 2008 we've been introducing our customers to a whole new world of pure all natural unpasteurised raw honey. With a product catalogue consisting of over 30 different raw and organic honeys we have a variety to suit all tastes.

Thank you for visiting our shop and we look forward to introducing you to a world of raw, pure and truly wonderful natural honey, the way the bees would want it!

*Product photo is representative of this product. Honey colour and texture may vary depending on the season and level of crystallisation. Please check the product title and description for accurate contents.*


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