We have four main production apiaries within Flintshire. Forest, Stream, Orchard and Valley.
Each apiary produces a unique and distinctive honey and we track and trace each product from production colonies, through the extraction process in to each and every jar we produce. We use the unique references below detailed as the first character of the lot number/best before date on the base of the jar.
Forest - A
Stream - B
Orchard - C
Valley - D
Take a look at the base of your next jar of Black Mountain Honey to see where your honey came from.
Our base apiary is situated in the heart of the Black Mountain forest within Coed Nercwys. Set at over 900ft above sea level with magnificent views as far as the eye can see, the FOREST apiary produces an exquisite blend of ling heather honey and really comes into action later in the season when the heather and rosebay willow herb are in full flower.
Forage: Ling Heather, Bramble, Rosebay Willow Herb, Dandelion, Cherry, Pear, Apple, Red Clover, White Clover, Pussy Willow, Horse Chestnut, Sycamore
Situated less than one mile outside the historic market town of Mold, our STREAM apiary benefits from a much warmer climate than our forest apiary as its over 700ft lower in altitude. The bees gather copious amounts of nectar from a profusion of Himalayan Balsam, ancient hedgerows and lime trees that are over 200 years old.
Forage: Bramble, Rosebay Willow Herb, Dandelion, Himalayan Balsam, Lime, Willow, Pear, Cherry, Apple, Hawthorn, Red Clover, White Clover, Horse Chestnut, Sycamore
Situated within a magnificent farming estate, the ORCHARD apiary really is the bees knees. A fully functioning orchard, producing delicious fruit and vegetables for the local community. Our bees thrive here very early in the year due the excessive amount of blossom bearing trees. The resulting honey is sweet, delicate and incredibly floral.
Forage: Pear, Plum, Apple, Cherry, Raspberry, Blackcurrant, Blackberry, Blueberry, Dandelion, Lime, Pumpkin, Willow, Hawthorn, Thyme, Marjoram, Rosemary, Red Clover, White Clover, Horse Chestnut, Sycamore
Our VALLEY apiary is one our favourite places to be on a mild spring morning. It benefits from its very own micro climate due to the topography of the site. Its wonderfully sheltered position means that forage is often more advanced than other areas. It benefits from access to early pussy willow so the bees always get off to a terrific start in the year.
Forage: Bramble, Rosebay Willow Herb, Dandelion, Lime, Willow, Hawthorn, Lavender, Red Clover, White Clover, Horse Chestnut, Sycamore