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Ringwood Honey - New Forest Heather Honey

Ringwood Honey - New Forest Heather Honey

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  • Delicious natural set Ling Heather Honey
  • From Ringwood, New Forest, Hampshire
  • Raw, unprocessed heather honey
  • VERY LOW STOCK Due to popularity restricted to 2 jars per order 

The first drop of 227g Ringwood Honey has nearly sold out (it's such a special honey) - please join the mailing list for news about the next drop or if you'd like to taste just how good the Ringwood Honey is, please consider the 45g mini jars

This delicious set heather honey is from bees that live and forage in Ringwood on the outskirts of the New Forest. In our opinion, heather honey is the king of all honeys and we're so proud that our bees make one of the finest honeys you will ever get to taste in the UK. This honey is such high quality that it has, in fact, won first prize at the last  New Forest Beekeepers' honey show, and we have high hopes that this year's crop will place highly in the awards. 

Heather honey is very special. It's thixotropic, meaning it's gel-like. It's also completely pure and natural with only a minimum of filtering to keep in all the goodness. This honey is so thick it can't be extracted and has to be pressed from the comb, which is a very labour intensive process. 

If you could close your eyes and taste the New Forest on a lazy, late summer's day, this would be it! To make this honey, the bees foraged on Ling Heather which covers New Forest heathland from August to September. We're extremely fortunate that our bees can reach the purple-clad hills of the New Forest from the Ringwood apiary.

Ringwood honey is always a special honey and with only a few beekeepers producing honey here, it's very rare too. This, coupled with the fact that the heather honey harvest is always unpredictable, means that this year's crop is likely to be in high demand.

Taste, texture and appearance

This year's Ringwood heather honey is set and gel-like - it's thixotropic and very sweet with a uniquely rich flavour. Since this honey is set, it also has small bubbles in it which attest to it's high quality. Being a natural product, the colour does vary from deep amber to rich gold.

Each jar holds 227g (1/2 lb).

Why do we call it natural raw honey?

Our honey has nothing added and nothing taken away. There's no added sugar or water, just 100% pure honey.

The goodness is preserved because it's not been pasteurised, and it's not microfiltered either, so pollen grains are present which may make it more beneficial for you.

Three ways to get your honey

At checkout, you can choose between three shipping options:

Local delivery

If you live or work within 8 kilometres (5 miles) of Ringwood, we'll deliver your honey for free.


You're welcome to pick up your honey from our HQ in Ringwood if that's more convenient for you.

Postage via Royal Mail 

Mainland UK charges are £4 for up to 2 jars and £6 for 3 or 4 jars. Please allow 1 to 2 days from dispatch for arrival. Shipping charges to Europe and the Channel Islands are based on weight and may be subject to local custom charges at delivery. Sorry, but we can't ship to the US.

About our packaging

We do our best to be environmentally responsible and use recycled and/or recyclable materials. Please recycle the jars, lids and paper bag or shipping box and packing material.