True Ling Heather Honey
This honey is the True Ling Heather Honey from the flower Calluna Vulgaris. It must not be mistaken for the Heather Honey from the Erica flowers.
We take great effort and pride in finding the accurate location for our bees to collect the nectar for this honey. The area of course has to offer plenty of True Ling Heather, but it is also important that there aren’t other plants blooming at the same time as the True Ling Heather. That’s how we can provide this honey with such a strong, pungent flavour of the True Ling Heather.
The flavour of True Ling Heather Honey is one of the strongest and most pungent flavours amongst honey. The aftertaste is nearly bitter and earthy and lasts for a long time.
Some would say it tastes of autumn or caramel. Others describe the flavour as tangy, smoky and mildly sweet.
Commonly used as a spread or for marinating ham, chicken, lamb, seafood and cold meat dishes.
It is a popular and exclusive sweetener together with a plate of cheese, board of charcuterie, on the yogurt or ice cream. It also works well with tea and a cup of warm milk and honey.
Also, this is the honey the Vikings used for making their famous mead.
Like Manuka Honey, True Ling Heather Honey has a thixotropic consistency. This means that the honey has a gel-like consistency but will become temporarily liquid when stirred.
True Ling Heather Honey has a high content of antioxidants, proteins, vitamins, minerals and polyphenols. It is said to have very high antibacterial effect.
A study from Ireland states: “Irish heather honey had the highest TPC of all Irish single origin honeys and had a higher TPC than Manuka honey.” You can read the study by clicking here.
Learning from the generations before us
While we, as beekeepers, do not take responsibility for scientific claims, we value the wisdom passed down by previous generations. An experienced beekeeper shared with us that providing bees with True Ling Heather Honey after winter greatly enhances their well-being. In fact, we observed a remarkable difference in our bee communities that were given True Ling Heather Honey when they were about to enjoy spring and life outside the beehive after a long Norwegian winter.
The older generations in Norway prefer True Ling Heather Honey to other types of honey, because they simply believe it is the best honey to promote good health. After all, it is a honey that has been perfectionated since the Viking Era.
Origin and Size
Our True Ling Heather Honey is collected by our bees in wild, remote nature – 600 meters above sea level.
Each jar contains 250 grams (0.55 lbs) of honey.
Our jars are boxed in nature friendly cardboard boxes, for safe travelling.
Our Honey is 100% Natural, Pure, Raw Honey
We believe in what the nature gives us!
The honeybees have been around for millions of years, and sure know how to treat and take care of their honey. We do not want to alter this magnificent product given to us by nature.
Therefore, we only produce and sell pure, raw honey, which means our honey is unheated, unfiltered and unpasteurized.