When we started Nunc we used honey from our own hives, located less than a hundred metres from our fermentery. As we have grown we have had to source our honey from other beekeepers within a five mile radius of us. We still use our own honey for the special editions of Nunc that we create, as well as keeping friends and family supplied with honey.
Our honey is raw, never pasteurised, never allowed to get hotter than bee hive temperature, and is never mixed with honey from other hives. We store our honey in glass jars on a per hive basis, and for some of the honey we also store is based on the frames inside the hive the honey has come from, as well as the time of year the honey has been produced. That’s why we call our honey “Single Hive”.
Storing honey in this manner is far more time and resource intensive, so why do it you might ask? Because we want people to appreciate the nuances of honey, those fine differences you can’t experience from store bought honey. Honey that comes from two hives that might be located a couple of feet apart can taste very different, just as honey from the same hive made in early Summer will taste very different to honey from the same hive in late Summer. We want people to experience honey, and to take a moment to appreciate this wonderful nectar that bees work so hard to produce.
In our tasting pack of honey we include 3 x 50ml jars of honey. Two of the jars contain raw honey from the same hive (with one jar containing raw honey from early Summer and the other from late Summer). The third jar contains honey from a hive located less than a metre from the other hive (the other two jars of honey) and made either early or late Summer. This combination of honey will allow you to taste how different honey can be when made at different times or in different hives. All of our honey is single hive.
Makes a great gift for the honey lover you know.
Please note: Our honey is not filtered, it is raw and authentic. As a result, you might find “bee bits” in your honey – more often than not these little bits are just bees wax, but occasionally you might find a bee leg. If you would prefer not to eat a bee bit, then fish it out with a spoon but it is perfectly fine to eat.