Honey's Honey is a small (very small) honey brand run by Paul and Debbie Honey (yes really that is our name!).
We keep bees in Ringwood, a beautiful market town in Hampshire next to the New Forest. The bees make delicious local honey and, if we're lucky, gorgeous local New Forest Heather Honey. We've also started working with other local beekeepers who share our passion for producing fantastic raw local honey and who have the highest standards of beekeeping – after all, we believe happy bees make better honey.
Production is limited and over the years we've been building up a loyal base of customers who love the taste of this unique honey. After the 'family tax', we're left with a small number of jars to sell.
People say it's some of the best honey they've tasted and this is probably down to the flora in the area.We also try and keep the process as natural as possible, helping the hives only when we need to, and we keep the extracting and bottling process as simple as possible so as not to change the taste or properties of the lovely local honey.
This really isn't a commercial enterprise. Although we charge quite a lot for a 1/2lb jar, the income comes nowhere near the cost of keeping the bees, the equipment, packaging etc. And to be realistic, paying this amount of money for a jar of honey is a lot – especially when you add on shipping.
But it's not about the money. Natural honey like this is a very special product. Knowing its provenance and the good that bees do as they go about their day-to-day business puts a smile on our faces and many of those who also enjoy the honey.
A bit of history
With a name like Honey's Honey, nominative determinism (the hypothesis that people tend to gravitate towards areas of work that fit their names) has played a part, along with the fact that Paul's grandfather kept bees. Those early encounters with bees over 50 years ago and those precious extraction days are remembered fondly. As was that sweet fresh honey and honey comb – always a childhood treat.
We started keeping bees in 2014, so we're still relative novices, but each year the bees have been kind enough to produce some very gorgeous honey. Most is sold locally and online to a loyal customer base, but we also supply shops, restaurants and a range of other companies. Our honey has been enjoyed in the USA and across Europe, as well as here in the UK.
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