Superfood Scottish honey sales set to skyrocket this Christmas
Growing trend towards ethical and wellness-promoting gourmet gifts means heather honey could top the wishlist this year
The Scottish Bee Company, a family brand that prides itself on producing uniquely tasting honey in an ethical and sustainable manner, has unveiled several sweet Christmas gift options ahead of the holiday shopping season.
With well-being continuing to be a priority this year, co-founders Iain and Suzie Millar expect record sales from their Scottish Heather Honey. It was recently granted superfood status after scientists found it contains 10 times more manganese, an essential nutrient, than other honeys, including manuka. It also won a Great Taste Award and won the highest honor at the London Honey Awards 2020.
Scottish Heather Honey can be found in the brand’s Scottish Honey and Beeswax candle gift pairs. The price ranges from Â£ 24-26.05, with buyers able to choose from a number of varieties of candles, such as cinnamon, nutmeg and orange, and vanilla, cedarwood and patchouli.
Award-winning honey, which comes from the heather-covered hills of Scotland, can also be included in a range of honey gift sets from The Scottish Bee Company.
One of the more popular options is the Pure Scottish Honey Duo, priced at Â£ 19.30. Two 340g jars of Heather, Blossom or Signature Blend Honey are packaged in the brand’s custom gift wrap. This gift comes with a packet of wildflower seeds for the recipient to sow, to help increase the population of bees and other pollinators. 10p from each jar is also donated to the brand’s sister charity, RePollinate, which aims to protect all types of pollinators through wildflower spaces and education programs.
Suzie, who is one of the only certified honey sommeliers in the UK, says a honey gift ticks all the boxes for those who love food, wellness and sustainability.
“A lot of people across the UK still haven’t tasted Scottish Heather Honey, although superfood research has given it a huge boost, so it’s a great choice for foodies in your area. life, âshe said. âIt’s quite different from some sweeter varieties – rich, full bodied and luxurious. It also has its unique wellness benefits, with manganese being an essential nutrient, and includes a donation to RePollinate, which is used to protect bees, as well as other much-needed pollinators. It is a Christmas present that you can really feel good about giving and receiving.
In addition to honey-inspired gifts, there are several sponsorship options available as Christmas gifts, with pollinator enthusiasts able to sponsor a queen bee, beehive, or brood box. A percentage of the cost goes to RePollinate to help the UK bee population, and the recipient also receives a gift box. Those who sponsor a beehive are even recognized by a specially designed name plaque affixed to their hive, along with updates and photos throughout the year.
The Scottish Bee Company was founded in 2017, when Iain and Suzie Millar were inspired to do something about the plight of bees. They adopted bees, hired a team of expert beekeepers, and brought them together in the heather-covered hills of Scotland to produce uniquely tasting honeys that reflect the region’s unspoiled wilderness.
The Scottish Bee Company now has 500 beehives scattered across the Scottish countryside, which equates to around 25 million bees in the height of summer.
For more information on The Scottish Bee Company and to view the full range of Christmas gift options, visit scottishbeecompany.co.uk. For more details on their charitable work, visit repollinate.org.uk.
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Jennifer Boyes, Salt & Pepper, on behalf of The Scottish Bee Company
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