Rothiemurchus is home to fragrant heather and other native plants, which allows us to make our own distinctive Heather Honey in the autumn and Blossom Honey in the spring.
Sold on and off the comb our wonderful heather honey has a distinctive aroma and full, rich taste of the Highland hills. Expert bee keepers Charlie Morgan and award-winning Bryce and Elizabeth Reynard move their hives of bees to the moors of Rothiemurchus in the Spring to try and catch any blossom that the bees can turn into blossom honey, but it is the honey made from the heather nectar that is really special.
Bell Heather (Erica Cinerea) flowers in July, a month before Ling Heather (Calluna Vulgaris), the traditional bonnie purple heather that covers the hills in August. Although there is only a tiny amount of Bell honey it helps give heather honey the distinctive darker colour that is high in healthy anti-oxidants.
We also have a good variety of jams and chutneys from Huntly Herbs and other artisan producers.