Bridge of Cally,Blairgowrie
Established in 1945, we're a small, family-run Great Taste award-winning Scottish producer of artisan raw honeys and handcrafted preserves dedicated to preserving our cultural and natural heritage, the honey bee and its essential work in pollination. Our 1300 hives are located across rural Perthshire and Royal Deeside and are well spaced out to ensure our bees have plenty of room to forage nectar to produce the finest honey. Our signature Scottish Heather and Blossom Honeys are farmed and extracted using traditional methods and never heated over the normal temperature of the hive to ensure their natural unique characters and health benefits are not destroyed. A Citaslow Supporter and members of the British Bee Farmers and Scottish Beekeepers Associations, we work extensively with local Perthshire berry growers, where fruit culture has been a lifelong passion for over a century. They depend on our 52 million worker bees to carry out the necessary pollination required for optimum crop yields and the perfect berry – both in size, shape, colour and flavour. In turn, our bees gather the nectar to produce our outstanding Scottish Blossom Honey whilst keeping their colonies strong. It’s a natural synergy and one formative in our jam making. Our Great Taste and World Jampionship award-winning artisan preserves capture the vibrant flavours of this whole Perthshire fruit in their most inherent, purest form. We handcraft in small batches in traditional open pans using 100% minimal, natural ingredients, then bottle and label by hand. Perhaps not the easiest method, but the best way to guarantee the quality and excellence of each and every jar! Each sale partakes in a very special relationship between our local heritage, honey bees and the many foods they help produce; this not only prevents the decline of the honey bee – a truly great natural pollinator – but also supports the continued production of the best soft fruit in the world. As honey is like wine and dictated by its terroir – the flower, soil, climate, bees and people, we have also sourced a range of raw, monofloral honeys from artisanal beekeepers from around the world, each selected for their unique flavour and terroir. We believe everything deserves the best and would love to share our story with you!