Heirloom Craft Honey from the Bort

Posted on December 2nd, 2015 & filed in The Healthy Hive FARMACY

This heirloom craft honey is uniquely produced by Polissya honeybees in pristine woodlands of northeastern Ukraine. The bees are hived high up in medieval tree truck hives called “borts” where they are kept chemical treatment free, with minimal intervention by families of beekeepers where the craft was handed down generation to generation. The products of the hive are made strictly by the honeybee workers: the comb is foundationless, the pollen foraged from a diversity of wildflowers, and the propolis from abundant resins of the pineforests. Due to harvesting challenges, these exquisite products of the hive are of a limited and seasonal supply.


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