Artisan Honey from The Cotswolds
COTSWOLD SUMMER HONEY
If you could bottle sunshine …. Would it taste like this?
Classic, premium quality honey, sourced from the ancient woodlands, hedgerows and flowering meadows of the Cotswolds. This quintessential summer landscape stretching out as far as the eye can see, provides acres of bramble, clover, lavender and lime trees, allowing our 700 honeybee colonies to gather their luscious liquid gold year upon year.
The sweet special taste of summer and a favourite for all honey lovers.
Firm favourite with food: Light, mild and sweet, with the wonderful, distinctive flavour of the summers’ wildflowers. Use Cotswold Summer Honey in place of syrup on your pancakes. Sprinkle over your winter root vegetables before roasting. Toss a spinach salad with fruit, walnuts and Cotswold Summer Honey vinaigrette.
ENGLISH BLUE BORAGE HONEY
A speciality honey, Borage is clear and fragrant, slow to crystallize, the lightest and purest of the honey types. It’s one of the sweetest of honeys too. Some people like to keep it in the fridge as it as it sets to a chewy consistency, rather like toffee. Blue Borage was given the title ‘Happy Honey’ by the Romans. They believed that the Borage herb and Borage honey increased the blood flow to the brain and made them happy. Borage is a medicinal plant and is used in herbal, homeopathic and allopathic medicine to alleviate depression.
Firm Favourite with food: One of the best honeys you can hope to find, it has many uses. It’s perfect in drinks of any kind. Experiment with Blue Borage Honey and your favourite cheese or drizzle it over fresh strawberries, or pistachio ice cream.
ENGLISH HONEY WITH CINNAMON AND BRANDY
Light, creamy melt in the mouth honey, paired with the warmth of brandy, cinnamon and the touch of lemon. A perfect present for Father’s Day and a secret recipe, created by Viktor, the V in V&L Honeymakers. Viktor is a Bee Keeper Extraordinaire, the skills handed down from generations of beekeepers. An extremely popular gift, and, of course, our top seller at Christmas. It cannot be found anywhere else.
Firm Favourite with food: Spread generously on crumpets or toast. Deliciously decadent in a smoothie and takes hot toddies to new heights ... The perfect pick me up after a long walk with the dog, or curled up on the sofa enjoying a glorious affair with your duvet. Try it with tea breads, fruit loaves, scones, or served on toast or with a rich fruitcake.
COTSWOLD SWEET CLOVER HONEY
Golden in colour, and mellow in taste, our delicious Sweet Clover honey is 100% natural and pure. Sweet Clover has a wonderful, rich, golden, caramel flavour, and is an excellent source of nectar and pollen for our honeybees, keeping them very happy and very busy for many weeks in the summer time. Our bees gather the fragrant rich nectar of sweet clover throughout the summer, with the clover flowers in bloom from late June onwards.
Firm Favourite with food: Delicious mild sweet flavour, it's the perfect every-day honey. Our Cotswold Sweet Clover Honey can be used in just about everything you can imagine from marinades to salad dressings and sweeteners for tea and baking.
In general, clover honey is well known for its healing properties
*Great for colds and flus
*promoting wound healing and treating burns
*regulating blood pressure
*mucus thinner and thus eliminates coughing
COTSWOLD NATURAL RAW HONEY
Raw honey is great for our health and gives all the benefits, which strongly filtered, or ultra filtered, honey is devoid of. If a label bears the wording raw, it should have been subjected only to minimum processing and heat.
Why is our Cotswold Natural Raw Honey so special? When we bottle our Cotswold Natural Raw Honey we select only the finest and most delicious honeys of the season. No two seasons will ever be the same, and each jar of Cotswold Natural Raw Honey tells the story of the complex, ever changing flaura and fauna of the Cotswolds. Each year the honey will be different.
Firm Favourite with food: Bold and intense and with the fragrant notes of lime trees, the nectar of the sweet field beans, and the vibrant blooms of summer flowers, our Natural Raw Honey is ideal on freshly baked bread or added to porridge.
*In general, raw honey is well known for its healing properties
*Best Honey as a sweetener: raw honey doesn’t cause the blood sugar to spike, it allows a much healthier gradual increase in blood sugar levels.
* Can also be used externally on skin irritations.
* Some people use it for facemasks.