Honey truly is one of nature’s greatest gifts to us, with a mind-boggling range of health benefits associated with it, dating all the way back to ancient Egypt.
We’ve made nature’s own ‘liquid gold’ the heart and soul of our company, with rich, sumptuous Jersey honey central to each of our Naturals Range products.
To ensure our flagship products percolate the luxury that comes from only the very best ingredients, we needed to find honey of truly unrivalled quality. So where were we to find this? The answer, it turned out, wouldn’t take us too far - in fact just down to the bush at the bottom of our own garden!
Jersey, the island where we are located, is home to the most amazing honey.
Its fresh, untouched environment is the perfect backdrop for bees to collect pollen from an abundance of local flora, associated with quality honey cultivation, such as hawthorn and heather. Whereas some hives are given taste-impacting sugar supplements, this is not the case for Jersey’s bees, such is the natural serenity of their surroundings.
The result of this is a honey which is known the world over for its unsurpassed taste, consistency and aroma. Our Naturals Range exudes a rich opulence that is testament to the superior quality of its nectarous super-ingredient, and we can’t wait for you to try it for yourself!
John Chapple, bee keeper to Her Majesty the Queen, told me of his fondness for Jersey’s honey, complementing the purity of the environment and the wonderful taste. National and international honey judges such as Fiona Dickson and Francis Capener agree, with the latter judging Jersey honey to be ‘among the best’ from all over the world.
International bee judge and executive chef Michael Young OBE, who has previously assessed the honey of US First Lady Michelle Obama from the White House’s first ever beehive, considers Jersey honey to be ‘…unlike any other honey I have tasted. Quite sublime’.
While the quality of Jersey’s honey is indisputable, the hives here face the same threats to their existence as they do elsewhere. Numbers continue to drop globally, while in Jersey just 400 hives exist today. The island’s authorities indicate Jersey could support up to 1,000 hives, so by driving demand for honey, we play a part in supporting local beekeepers who in turn can stabilise and improve bee populations in future.