Raw Honey

Here is a little explanation of my raw honey that’s available at the moment, as these are seasonal some of the products such as heather cut comb is in limited supply and likely to run out.

All the honey that I produce is truly local being collected by my bees from my apiaries around South County Dublin. It is sold as raw honey; this means that the honey is not processed or pasteurised in any way. The honey is simply extracted from the frames and cold filtered, which means that it passes through a course filter to remove large particles such as wax cappings or propolis.

The raw honey is never heated in any way to make it pass through fine filters or to turn it into a run honey like that is found in the supermarket, as a result my honey will always crystalize naturally, the link explains why honey crystallizes.

I think by heating the honey you automatically destroy most of if not all the health benefits associated with consuming local raw honey.

I’m a member of the Federation of Irish Beekeeper Associations (FIBKA) and have public and product liability for my produce. All the jars use the FIBKA security seals that have a unique barcode associated to each of my products.

I’m also registered with the Department of Agriculture and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Clicking on any of the images below will take you straight to my online shop


Raw Summer Blossom Honey ‘Glenasmole’

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This is the honey collected by the bees here on the farm in Glenasmole and is from the main summer flow. It consists mainly of white clover and blackberry and is collected in July. As this is raw honey it will naturally crystallise.

 


Raw Dublin Heather Honey

raw honeyThis is pure raw heather honey collected by my bees up on the Featherbeds in the Dublin Mountains. It cannot be extracted and must be cut form the frames, mashed and pressed through muslin in a heather press to separate the honey form the wax. This is the premium honey collected by bees in Ireland.


Raw Heather & Summer Honey Blend

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This honey consists of a 50:50 blend of the two raw honeys above, the raw summer blossom Glenasmole and raw Dublin heather honey.

Its popular with people who don’t fully like the strong taste of the pure heather honey. It’s also not as sweet as the summer honey.


Dublin Summer Floral ‘Dalkey’

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This is the honey collected by the bees in my apiary in Dalkey and is from the main summer flow. It consists mainly of white clover and blackberry and is collected in July.

As this is raw honey it will naturally crystallise.

 


Raw Late Summer Blossom Honey ‘Dalkey’

raw honeyThis honey was collected by the bees in my apiary in Dalkey. It’s more of a speciality honey as it was foraged in August after the main honey flow.

I suspect the bees were foraging the forest of Eucalyptus off Torka Road as the hives are only 100 meters away.

As this is raw honey it will naturally crystallise.


Raw Heather Cut Comb

raw honeyThis is raw honey in its purest form. The entire comb is cut from the frame and divided up into portions that fit the containers. Due to the bees building and filling this comb, each portion is a different size and weight. This cut comb is pure heather honey collected by my bees up on the Featherbeds in the Dublin Mountains.


Raw Summer Blossom Honey ‘Glenasmole’ Soft Set

raw honeyThis is a soft set or creamed honey that is created by simply mixing it over a period of time until the correct consistency is achieved. The machine slowly mixes the honey for 15 minutes and then switches off for an hour. This is repeated for anything up to 3 weeks. It’s made using 100% raw Dublin honey and nothing else, some people believe that cream is added because of the name creamed. It’s very popular in the UK as a breakfast honey and so far customer interest has been fantastic.

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