High quality Welsh honey authenticated by science
12 June 2021
Our raw Welsh Honey is guaranteed to be of the highest standard, fresh and more natural as it is managed with organic principles as set out by the Soil Association. Unlike the bigger companies we do not add too much heat when ripening, just enough to keep it flowing after filtering and well under the natural temperature of 34 ° C that is inside a colony with bees surrounding it (most large scale commercial operations heat it up to over 70 ° C and destroy all the good qualities it holds!).
This is why our raw Welsh Honey tastes so good and exceptional as it comes fairly direct from the beehive, hardly touched by human hand and its distinctive taste is an identifier of authentic raw Welsh Honey. Only with us do you get our exceptional depths of flavours straight from the Welsh countryside having been lashed by the fresh rain sweeping in from the Atlantic Ocean. Each area will have its own unique flora, water and soil creating its very own distinguishing and complexity of flavour from a business you can trust and produces authentic raw Welsh Honey.
Led by a scientist
How are we able to do this? Our head beekeeper is also a research scientist and an analytical chemist. Rhodri designs and develops machines that can accurately say what is in substances at the atomic level based at a nearby University Medical School. That means he can detect at the atomic scale what should not be in there (machines that has the accuracy to detect a pint diluted by the North Sea!) We don’t need to, we know where our raw Welsh Honey comes from as we are the ones that are putting them out in the landscape. But as adulteration becomes bigger and more widely known you can rest assured that we here at the farm we have the best beekeepers able to deal with not just bees but measure the mass of individual atoms. The state-of-the-art lab Rhodri uses is equal to or even surpasses the reported best privately held lab in the UK in terms of ability of its analysing accuracy which tests honey for importers (as importers are required to provide sample sheet reports) as, after all, this is the lab that designs the next generation of chemical and biochemical analytical machines.
We know of a large-scale packer whose products recently came into the headlines for supplying adulterated honey to a major supermarket that claims to have an in-house laboratory. The equipment they use is known to be basic, fits on a small table in a corner of a factory and is not exactly up to the job, but ticks a EHO box as they are baffled by the machines too, and the staff running the samples are not exactly the most qualified, they are not even scientists. Rest assured that our head beekeeper Rhodri has vast experience in analytical chemistry (and also holds positions on several committees with the Royal Society of Chemistry and with the British Mass Spectrometry Society) and is fully able to perform, analyse and produce official reports on samples which determine exactly what is in the honey.
Why get honey from us?
First and foremost, we hope you buy our honey because it tastes so good. Secondly, because with each jar purchased you are saving CO2 with our processes being 100% Carbon Free. Should anyone else use the same rigorous techniques as us we hope you enjoy their honey too. If they do not, if it’s cheap, if it claims to be from a certain area but tastes completely different than what it should, just bear in mind that what we do here is far beyond what is required, but it’s for your piece of mind.
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