Raw Irish Honey

Here is a little explanation about my raw Irish honey that’s available throughout the year. 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.

An example of some of my different raw Irish honey is below.

 


Raw Dublin Heather Honey

raw Irish 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 and mashed up. After its pressed through muslin in a heather press to separate the honey form the wax.

This is the premium honey collected by bees in Ireland.

In October 2017 I was awarded a Gold medal at the Blas na hEireann food awards for this raw Irish honey. The judges also thought it was so good I was also awarded ‘Best Food Producer in Dublin’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Raw Summer Blossom Honey ‘Glenasmole’

raw Irish honeyThis honey is 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.

It’s 100% raw Irish honey as a result this honey it will naturally crystallise over time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Raw Summer Blossom ‘Dalkey’

raw Irish honeyThis honey is 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.

It’s 100% raw Irish honey as a result this honey it will naturally crystallise over time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Raw Summer Blossom Honey ‘Glenasmole’ Soft Set

raw Irish 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 a week.

It’s made using 100% raw Irish honey from my bees 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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