Why is our Brightwater Bees honey so good ?
Our honey is locally produced from various locations near Dunedin in Otago. You are tasting the concentrated nectar of thousands of the beautiful flowers that cover our fields, hills, gardens and pastures.
Each Dunedin honey is unique because of the diverse floral source we have in each area. All honey is multi-floral, containing nectar of many flowers. Our honey contains kanuka, pohutukawa, tree fuschia, New Zealand jasmine, native trees and shrubs, lemon wood, hebes, gum trees, linden (European lime trees), clover, lavender, brambles (blackberry), elderflower and many other garden flowers and shrubs.
Our honey is neither cooked nor filtered. All we do is strain out the wax particles from the honeycomb. Natural honey contains enzymes, antioxidants, pollen and plant oils, and excessive heat destroys these qualities. Our honey retains all the natural goodness and wholesome integrity the bees intended. It is honey straight from the bees to your home. It is advised not to feed honey to children under 1 year.
Our unfiltered honey eventually changes from a liquid to a solid. It is not creamed. It is completely safe to eat, and stays on the toast better ! All honeys set, some faster than others, depending upon the floral source. If you want your honey runny, loosen the lid, and set the jar in a pan of warm water overnight. You can microwave the honey but be careful not to over heat it.
Our honey contains no added sugar. Hives are fed sugar only if the bees are in danger of starvation. We never feed the hives while honey collection boxes are on the hives. No syrup is ever added to our honey.
We do, on occasion, have honey in the comb for sale – just how the bees approved it for consumption.