Small batch single hive 100% natural honey from the Chilterns
Not that long ago we purchased 2 old cedar hives and a swarm of bees form a local beekeeper.
Since that day, our passion for learning about beekeeping and honey production has led us to meet so many great new people, discover more than we’d ever imagined we would, and inflamed our commitment to proving that some of the finest honey on the planet is born in the Chiltern hills countryside.
We take immense pride and care in looking after our bees. Not only ensuring that we can harvest the best tasting honey, but also that the local bee population continues to thrive.
All of our 100% natural honey is produced in the Chiltern hills. Nothing added, nothing taken away.
Our honey’s only influence is nature, it’s colour and consistency differ throughout the year, dependent upon the available nectar.
Pure honey, straight from the hive, carries with it the aromas and characteristics of the colony location, time of year and many other variations a natural process, such as honey production, should naturally contain.
Most mass produced honey is pasteurised and over filtered. This is a process which involves heating the honey to a high temperature in order to kill any yeast and to prevent the honey from crystalising, making the product more attractive to consumers.
The problem with this process is that it also destroys most of the enzymes, some of the beneficial vitamins and removes important pollen from the honey.
Pasteurising also destroys most of the natural aromas and flavours of the honey in order to make it consistent in both colour and taste.
We are very careful not to over filter our honey, so it’s all done by hand (to be precise our hands, no one else’s!).
We don’t mix our honey together. Instead, extra effort and time is invested to make sure that the honey in each and every one of our jars is from the same hive, ensuring that our honey maintains its ‘terroir‘ and reflects the beautiful Chilterns location. We even hand write the jar number and which hive your honey was harvested from on the label.
We’ve been told that our honey “tastes like the Chilterns“. You can identify and connect its aromas with those of the wonderful area in which we live, and our bees collect pollen for their honey production.
RB honey is available in limited quantities, which we release in a few small batches each year.
Get in touch, when it’s ready, we’ll let you know. Be quick, it sells out VERY quickly!
“There’s honey and then there’s your honey. Beautiful taste and fantastic aromas, loved it. Already pre-booked the next new batch”