Two delicious Scottish honeys in one pack! A heather honey from the Angus glens and a delicious blossom honey from just over the hills in Royal Deeside.
Tarland is a small village set in the heart of Royal Deeside, rural Aberdeenshire, with wondrous views over to Lochnagar. Our apiary sits on Gallows hill and is looked after by Sarah and her son Martin. The bees have the best of both worlds with plenty of forage available from trees and an abundance of garden and wild flowers. The slopes of the hills behind the apiary are heather moorland so from July the bees head to the bell and ling flowers. The bees seem recognise how lucky they are to have their hives in such a special place and each year reward us with what we believe is a very special honey. We hope you agree!
Gavin’s Tayside bees head up to the hills for heather honey when the summer is maturing in the lowlands and the supply of flowers drying up. Their sites in Glen Prosen yield ling heather crops and, in some years, bell heather too. The latter adds a lovely depth to this classic and world famous honey. The efforts required to harvest it only increase at harvest – the honey forms a jelly in the comb and needs to be pressed out or agitated in a special heather loosener rather than simply spun out as with other honeys. The resulting stunning honey is a delicate orange colour when fresh with bubbles suspended as it returns to a gel state. Over time it sets to a lovely toffee-like consistency. The flavour is unique and well worth getting to know.