THE MORAY HONEY COMPANY
As Nature Intended
My name is Yogi and I own and run The Moray Honey Company, I inherited 3 hives from my father in 2018 and have become a keeper of the bees expanding year on year to bring to fruition The Moray Honey Company, a fulfilling business my father and I could work on together in his retirement. Sadly COVID-19 has touched everyone since 2020 and sadly took my dad at the beginning of 2021 just before joining me to run the business.
Now my daughter, Thalia, is learning the ropes from a young age and loving being a young beekeeper, helping in all areas from preparing the frames, building hives and looking after the bees.
We are based near Forres and I have apiaries at home and throughout Morayshire and some surrounding areas to the Highlands.
Our Honey is simply hive to jar, as nature intended keeping all the beneficial health properties, aroma and goodness.
FLY & Forage
Honey bees fly up to 3 miles to forage, once they collect the nectar they take it back to the hive where its broken down into simple sugars & stored in the honeycomb.
With the bees constant fanning of their wings this causes evaporation creating honey. Flavour and colour of the honey depends on the nectar collected by the bees.
Once the honey is capped I remove the frames from the hive, un cap them and place the frame in the extractor, a centrifuge that spins the frames forces the honey out of the comb.
Strain & Package
The honey is then strained to remove remaining wax and other particles and then bottled, labelled and ready for your consumption.
I then clean the wax in preparation for making lip balm and candles.
Useful properties of honey
- Good source of antioxidants
- Has antibacterial and antifungal properties
- Helps with digestive issues and gut health
- Soothes a sore throat
- Helps to heal wounds
- Boosts immunity
About Our Honey
The bees collect nectar from a variety of flora throughout spring and summer months including fruit trees, clover, bramble, lavender, heather, lime trees, willowherb and turn this into honey. My honey is NOT pasteurized it is from hive to jar passing through a filter, this adds to the aroma flavour and beneficial health properties. Honey can also help hay fever sufferers taken daily to help build up immunity.
I am registered with the moray council as a honey producer and process my products in my honey house at home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Raw honey is honey as it exists in the beehive. It is extracted from the honeycombs and poured over mesh to separate and remove impurities (like beeswax.) Once strained the raw honey is then bottled and good to go.
Yes. Crystallisation is a natural process of honey. To turn your honey back to a smooth liquid place it in a bowl of warm water to slowly warm up the honey until it is runny again.
Yes. It contains natural emulsifiers which help to retain moisture making it helpful for dry or chapped lips.
Raw honey never expires. The natural sweetener, which contains antibacterial proteins and enzymes as well as plenty of antioxidants is good forever. Raw honey is edible forever, even if it crystallises or darkens over time.
Beeswax candles produce negative ions which helps to neutralise pollutants in the air. These candles help eliminate mould, odours and dust in the room which helps to ease allergy and asthma symptoms and improve breathing.
Lynn Karen Richards
Absolutely fantastic honey. So smooth and gorgeous taste. Best I have ever tasted, will definitely buy again and the service is quick and fantastic value.
We have had both honeycomb and heather honey. They are both beautiful, quality honey’s that taste just fantastic.
Thank you so much to Yogi and Tim for the unbelievable product! Your honey is the best I’ve ever tried and I wish you both every success in your new venture. Worth every penny!!x
Supreme quality products. Simply the best tasting local honey!
Such a delicious product, great staff and easy fast delivery. You can really taste the quality, so much tastier in the morning than that supermarket stuff! The only problem is my two girls keep climbing the counter top to take finger scoops from the jar! Thanks again!