This delicate comb honey comes from the hives set on the estate of Rossie House in Forgandenny.
The honey came in during the height of spring and, frankly, I have no idea what flowers contributed! It isn’t oilseed rape nor is it sycamore. The colour is pale straw, unlike the sycamore honey I sometimes harvest there. The flavour is mild and the honey is not striking sweet and fast-setting as you would expect is the bees were visiting oilseed rape. Abundant flowers which the bees like visiting when this honey came in are comfrey and wild rasps, by the river Earn and in hedgerows around the area but the estate grows a wide variety of ornamental plants
The comb honey will remain delicious for a long time even if the honey continues to set, rapidly around the edge of the comb and in the box and more slowly inside the sealed cells. We enjoy it spread on warm toast or on top of hot porridge, wax and all! It is similar to one from Tarland which we offered last year.