The bee colonies I manage collect a wide range of nectar from different flowers and environments present in Southern Finland. The country’s nature and local agriculture are rich in biodiversity, which positively impacts on honey diversity and quality as well as on the bees’ health and welfare.
Our honey is a pure gift of mother nature. Nothing is added to it, nothing is taken out of it. Each batch of honey can be traced to the original apiairy and day of harvest. As a beekeeper willing to ensure the highest auhtenticity of honey, I also avoid feeding production colonies with sugar. If feeding is necessary due to poor weather or harsh winter, honey combs are mainly used instead of raw or processed sugar to ensure that the bees survive a perios of dearth.
Mainly due to its sugar composition, the honey may be either liquid, creamy or cristallised with a fine grain. We also offer comb honey in the original wax built by the bees.
Some of our premium honey has been awarded a prize at international honey competitions, such as the linden, honeydew, buckwheat and Lillklobb Permaculture honey in 2019 and 2020 (bronze medals).
The range of honeys we produce includes:
- Honey from field crops (often grown on organically managed fields):
- faba bean honey: it originates from the cultivated plant species Vicia faba, also called in English broad bean or horse bean. It has become a major protein crop grown on agricultural land in Finland. The flowers produce much pollen and sometimes much nectar for the bees to collect. The honey is light to dark amber, with a mild flavour. Sometimes it may be darker, if it contains honeydew, which the bees may collect from aphids on the plant.
- vetch honey: bees collect the nectar from flowers of the plant species Vicia sativa.
- alfalfa honey
- phacelia honey
- rapeseed honey
- buckwheat honey
- raspberry honey
2. Honey from natural landscapes:
- dandelion honey
- honeydew honey
- forest blossom honey
- heather honey
- blossom honey from different seasons and flowers (polyfloral spring, summer, late summer)
- honey from the Nauvo (Nagu in Swedish) island located in the Turku archipelago
3. Honey from urban environment in the metropolitan Helsinki region, incl. the cities of Espoo, Helsinki and Kirkkonummi
- linden honey
- honey from the permaculture farm at Lillklobb and the Glims Farmstead Museum, both at the city of Espoo.
- honey for corporate customers from beehives situated at their sites