Why choose FruitTree's squeezable honey?
* Because it comes in a convenient no-mess squeezable bottle, with no compromise on the quality of the honey inside.
* Our honey has been collected and cold-extracted by our artisan beekeepers in the foothills of the Italian Alps.
* Organic and raw, of premium grade quality, it has a rich, aromatic flavour.
* Available in Acacia and Chestnut Blossom
Collected and cold extracted by artisan beekeepers
This premium grade honey has been collected by our artisan beekeepers in the foothills of the Italian Alps.
The natural beauty of the area is reflected in the purity of the honey and its flavour.
At FruitTree, our philosophy is to preserve the antibacterial and natural antibiotic properties of honey, by using cold extraction methods.
It is classed as "raw" as it has not been heated above 42°
Organic certification of honey
Organic honey is regulated by strict set of guidelines, which covers not only the origin of bees, but also the siting of the apiaries.
The standards indicate that the apiaries must be on land that is certified as organic and be such that within a radius of 4 miles from the apiary site, nectar and pollen sources must consist essentially of organic crops or uncultivated areas.
Why 4 miles? Research conducted by The National Pollen Research Institute found that this is the maximum distance bee's travel from their hives.
Organic bee hives must be made with natural minerals such as wood or clay. Any winter feed for the bees must be 90% organic and no synthetic chemical treatment of bees or hives is allowed.
The bees wax foundations must be organic and clipping the wings of the queen bee is forbidden.
Furthermore, no excessive heat treatment is allowed – the hive temperature must not be exceeded in bottling the honey.
The organic control body BioAgriCert checks every stage of our honey production: the assembly areas, the hives, the honey extraction workshop, storage and of course the honey itself.
Once we are certain of the purity of the location and the hive itself, the honey is carefully selected and tested for its organoleptic and physico-chemical properties. Only if it falls within the parameters required by the Organic Control body can it be sold as organic.
To be enjoyed either on bread, with a cheese board or in home baking if seeking a richer, fuller taste. Visit recipe ideas for more inspiration.