A rare and highly valued single flower honey known for its exquisite rich flavour and the well-known medicinal properties of the angelica herb (also known as wild celery). Depending on the harvest, the colour may vary from reddish- to greenish-brown.
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Angelica grows wild only in the colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Its large umbels of starburst flowers are a common sight in Altai where the plant flourishes in the region’s pristine environment. At harvest time the honey is collected (still leaving plenty for the bees to eat!) and carefully coarse filtered to remove hive debris. Nothing else is taken away.
Like all pure unprocessed honeys, Mishka may crystallise in the jar.
Enjoy its natural texture or, if you prefer, warm the jar in water at no more than 40ºC. This will reverse the crystallisation.
THIS PURE ALTAI HONEY IS…
Industrially produced honeys found in supermarkets are heated to high temperatures (pasteurised) so that they will stay runny. This process literally cooks away much of the individual flavours and textures of natural honey, as well as destroying its precious antibacterial properties.
Many supermarket honeys are a mix of different honeys from different countries or continents. The result is a homogenised factory product with no sense of regional distinction. Mishka honey is sourced exclusively from rural producers in Altai, with a character like no other.
SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES
By choosing Mishka honey you are directly supporting the bee farmers of Altai, their families and their remote communities. Nurturing the Siberian bee populations using traditional methods to keep them healthy without chemicals or antibiotics is a way of life that goes back centuries.