Drummond House honey is harvested from hives on our estate by expert Bee Keeper Ken Boyle who is an active member of the Louth beekeepers association, members of FIBKA (federation of Irish beekeepers associations) and NIHBS (native Irish honeybee society).
Summer flowers are abundant at Drummond House, fragrant and naturally more fragile. The varieties of summer flowers produce a broad spectrum of flavours, colours and textures. The flavour profiles change and vary from area to area and weather patterns. Drummond House is located in Baltray, close to the sea, with a 1,5 mile territory the flowers our resident bees forage on, grow and are suited to that high, mineral rich environment and that unique flavour is also present in the honey produced there. Properties of these honeys: broad range of colours from light to medium dark, clear and runny and stays runny at room temperature for longer before crystallisation.
In Ireland, there are 98 different species of bee. These include 20 bumblebee species and 77 solitary bee species and one honey bee. This is the bee found in our colonies, the native Irish black bee or Apis mellifera mellifera. A honeybee colony contains between 40,000 and 60,000 individuals composed of three types of bees: workers, drones and the queen. Each bee plays its own critical role in helping the hive thrive in the spring and summer and survive the unpredictable winter months in the Irish climate.
250g Drummond House Pure Irish Summer Honey
Firstly all natural unadulterated honey will crystallize. The crystallisation process is natural and spontaneous. Pure, raw and unheated honey has a natural tendency to crystallise over time with no effect on the honey other than colour and texture. what’s more, the crystallisation of honey actually preserves the flavour and quality characteristics of your honey.