Buy any 3 types of honey and get 20% off your order
Our Balsam Honey is amber coloured, it has a nice thick consistency but will still run off a spoon. It has a delicious distinctive taste with a background flavour with hints of toffee. Balsam Honey is wholesome and very satisfying you may not be able to resist eating it straight from the jar as it’s so moreish. It is a single flower honey, from bees kept in areas where Balsam grows in huge quantities. Balsam Honey is the perfect accompaniment to ice cream or yoghurt, it can add an extra depth of flavour in cooking especially stir-fries and curries. It is pure, unpasteurised and raw honey.
Bees love Balsam and a bee that has visited a Balsam flower will often look completely white after covering itself in pollen. Balsam grows mostly along riverbanks its proper name is Himalayan Balsam. The Victorians grew Balsam as a greenhouse plant but it escaped into the wild and is now naturalised in the British Isles.
On our website you can purchase the finest English specialty honeys. We sell natural Cumbrian Wildflower honey, Heather honey, English Blossom, Borage and Balsam honey. Our Cumbrian Wildflower honey is delicious and is of premium quality. Nook Farm bees forage in the unspoilt countryside of Cumbria. Beekeeper Helen Griggs keeps her bee hives at apiaries in the Kielder Forest area of Northern Cumbria. Our clear honey is unique to the area of Bailey in North East Cumbria. Nook Farm is near Hadrian’s Wall between the Lake District, the Northern Pennines, Kielder Water, Northumberland, and the Scottish Borders.
Thanks v. much. Can't survive for long without that lovely heather honey!
Nook Farm Honey™ is a small-scale producer of local Cumbrian wildflower honey and also sells speciality honeys. Helen Griggs, her husband Duncan, and their daughter Kate, keep their bees at Nook Farm and at other locations in the Bailey and Kielder Forest area of North Cumbria.