Three steps to honey heaven!
It all starts with the bees of course. They go out far and wide to bring back nectar from all manner of plants. They are very lucky to live in an area rich with diverse flora for them to feed on. To cut a very long story short, they convert the nectar to honey and store it in frames that are in the hives they live in.
My job is to then remove the frames, as they are filled up and sealed. Then the fun begins!
The frames have to be 'un-capped' and put in to a rotary honey extractor, that spins out the honey.
Then, the honey is filtered into another container. This removes bits of wax etc. but retains a lot of pollen particles. Pollen in honey helps hay-fever sufferers to build up an immunity to the pollen that causes their condition in the first place.
The honey is then bottled in jars. Nothing is added or used as a substitute to 'bulk things out.' Nor is my honey blended with less superior honey, like the stuff found in supermarkets. At no time is my honey heat-treated or messed about in any way. This preserves its natural properties.