Small batch single hive 100% natural honey from the Chilterns
In Spring 2017 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.
We even avoid over filtering the honey as this can remove part, or all of the pollen that is found naturally in honey.
So why is the pollen important? Pollen is one of best ways to identify which nectar sources the bees collected to make the honey. Pollen also provides a great indication of where the honey was produced. Third, the pollen provides nutritional value to those who eat the honey.
RB honey’s only influence is nature. Because of this, it’s colour and consistency differ throughout the year, dependent upon the available nectar.
We don’t mix our honey together. Instead, extra effort and time is invested to make sure that the honey in each jar of RB honey is from a single hive. We even make a note of the jar number and which hive your honey is from on the label.
We’ve been told that our honey “tastes like the Chilterns“. People 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.
Our honey is available in limited quantities, which we release in a few batches each year.
When it’s ready, we’ll let you know. Be quick, it sells out VERY quickly!
What’s the difference between ‘straight from the hive’ honey and most of the stuff in a supermarket?
The squeezable, generic plastic bottles you find in many shops are labelled as ‘honey’ but will often contain a normalised product void of distinction.
This standardised version of honey is as far from ‘straight from the hive’ honey as it could be.
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.
“There’s honey and then there’s your honey. Beautiful taste and fantastic aromas, loved it. Already pre-booked the next new batch”