Honey Production Process, Bee Keeping, Bottling Quality Control ...
We separate the process of getting honey from the hive to consumer into three parts.
The first part is in the actual beekeeping and hive management, where we still use time honored ways to manage the bees. We carry out strict swarm control along very traditional lines, some times the old ways are the best. We are 100% chemical free in our process trusting in exemplary cleanliness and the strict replacement of all wax and removable woodwork every two years. We are committed to farming well bred bees and as a result we suffer very little from disease. We endeavour to extract the honey within four hours of it being taken from the hive and then store it "clean".
The second part is in the actual bottling where we use state of the art equipment throughout. By combining the very best of beekeeping tradition and modern technology we believe it gives our honey the edge. Any preparation is carried out in a closed digitally temperature controlled environment, which is accurate to 0.1° centigrade. Our belief is that once the bees have finished their part the honey cannot be improved.
So therefore we should keep human operations and interference involving the honey to an absolute minimum. After all a computer is always more accurate and consistent than even the most diligent human. Hygiene controls are our major priority where our honey is involved and we believe it cannot be enforced too strictly, to which end all of our staff are trained to at least intermediate levels in both food hygiene and food processing. Full PPE is worn at all times by all staff in the bottling and packing rooms, which some say more resembles an operating theatre (a comment we take as a compliment).
The third part is our quality control process which takes place in our laboratory. Click here for more details.