Borage (or starflower) is grown in this country for its oil, which has medicinal properties. Some of our Somerset bees visit Essex for their summer holidays, where they help to improve this harvest. The blue flowers are enthusiastically visited by the bees and also provide our Pimms with its traditional garnish. The resulting straw-pale honey is delicate and mild, making it a good choice for use in herbal teas. Children love it too.
340gm Somerset Bees' Raw Borage Honey
Our honey is only strained through a filter to remove any debris. This ensures that all the pollen, propolis and other goodies are all left behind for you to enjoy.
We don't pasteurise the honey as this kills the good bacteria and enzymes. It also means the honey will granulate over time. If you heat it gently the honey will become runny again.
Honey is not suitable for infants under 18 months.
To minimise any stress on the colonies we move them at night, once they are all back home and clustered together . The next morning they get straight out to orientate and forage. We ensure there is always access to water and multiple sources of forage and we regularly check their health.