THE HONEY BOUTIQUE
We capture the delicate fragrance and flavour of nature in our raw honey.
It all begins in our fields where worker honey bees find nectar from flowers and trees surrounding their hives.
The harvested nectar is brought back to the hives by the honey bees where the complex sugars are processed and broken down into two simple sugars called glucose and fructose.
These are deposited into the honeycomb cells followed by a water evaporation process to reduce the water content resulting in lush and rich honey.
When the moisture content drops below 18%, the cells containing fresh and raw honey are capped and sealed by the bees.
Our artisan bee-keepers harvest excess honey only when plentiful and appropriate. This is to ensure our bees have enough honey to feed on during the winter months.
For the whole team at Botaniq's, our love for nature and passion for honey means that we source and harvest the finest raw honey using only sustainable and ethical methods.
Botaniq's Raw honey comes straight from the beehive and is a potent superfood gathered by one of the most profound creatures on planet earth.
Unpasteurised raw honey has been used throughout the centuries as a food source as well as a medicinal remedy.
Raw honey is unheated, natural sweeteners that still retain all the nutrients, enzymes & medicinal compounds that honey is known for. It is loaded with vitamins C and B6, iron, calcium, thiamine and plenty more. Honey is this state is a living food, high in anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties.
Unlike much of the processed honey most people are used to, raw unprocessed honey is nothing like the blended and watered-down versions. Many commercial honey products found in mainstream grocery stores are often blended, ultra-filtered, and pasteurised.
These processes remove most of the nutrient rich elements and kills all beneficial microorganisms and other health enhancing components such as minerals and enzymes found naturally in quality raw honey. Raw honey thus is far superior and beneficial than your regular honey.We take extreme care providing the same.
When honey is left in its purest raw form, it’s truly a superfood rich with vital nutrients we need. In this day and age, it can be hard to find a quality honey product – but it’s another matter finding one that ticks all the boxes we do.
BACK TO NATURE
What Makes Botaniq Honey Special?
At Botaniq's we are against all forms of animal cruelty – and that extends towards insect life too. To maintain a cruelty-free, sustainable and ethically responsible approach, we only ever harvest excess honey from our hives; the rest is reserved for our hardworking bees. We also operate on organic principles, which means we don’t use any herbicides or pesticides.
At Botaniq,Our Raw honey is cold-extracted or gravity Filtered, which means it has been extracted directly from the hive without being heat-treated, processed or pasteurised. As a result, our honey preserves all its naturally occurring enzymes and antioxidants. Raw honey also has antibacterial properties, which means it can be used to soothe coughs, sore throats and minor wounds.
A key characteristic of our raw honey is that it naturally crystallises, forming a firm, fondant-like texture composed of fine crystals. Crystallisation is a natural reaction that actually preserves the flavour of the honey so that neither the taste or quality of the honey is compromised.
At Botaniq's, we are committed to maintaining sustainable, organic production methods. That means that we don’t, and will never use pesticides, herbicides or any other harmful chemicals.
Scientific studies have repeatedly shown the harm that industrial insecticides and herbicides can do to bee populations, which is why we keep things simple and natural.