Groundbreaking research reveals Scottish Heather honey as a superfood.

27 April, 2020

            Scottish heather honeycomb

We are unbelievably excited to share some ground-breaking research conducted by Dr Adrian Charlton of FERA. He has found that our Scottish Heather Honey contains 10x the amount of the essential nutrient Manganese than other honeys. He tested 200 other honeys including Manuka. This basically proves what we knew all along: Scottish Heather honey is a superfood. It is also now the second largest source of Manganese in the world. In Dr Adrian Charlton's words: 

‘We didn’t know that honey of any type could be a significant source of dietary manganese before this piece of work was completed.”

If you've never heard of Manganese then here is a bit about it. Manganese is an essential mineral. As well as its high antioxidant qualities, it plays a role in helping to make and activate enzymes in the body involved in protecting tissues from damage and in the metabolism of nutrients. It also helps maintain healthy bones. We also like this article that goes into more detail


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We are so pleased to be able to share this with you. More than just something delicious to add to porridge, more than just antibacterial and antimicrobial, Scottish heather honey is now an essential food source, good for your bones, good for your health and a powerful antioxidant. 

Here at the Scottish Bee Company we work really hard to make sure our gifts, honeys and candles are good for the environment, good for you and helping both the bees and bee farmers. Our heather honeyis the first ever food product to gain the BSI Kitemark, and has won a great taste award as well as the top prize (platinum) at the London Honey Awards 2019. Not only do we sell these gifts, but we also have options to sponsor queen bees, hives and brood boxes (the part of the hive where the baby bees are made). Why not check them out by clicking on the words above which will take you directly to the right pages. We love to hear from you, so if you have any questions or thoughts or would like to get involved with our charity Repollinate, then drop us an email at

Comments (6 Responses)

26 March, 2021

Heather Reece

Is heather honey available in Canada? If not can I order it to be shipped to Canada?

12 October, 2020

J. Fairhurst

Do you sell bee pollen and honey combs. With cost thanks

26 August, 2020


Where in Scotland is the honey produced

28 August, 2020


Where in Scotland is the honey produced

29 May, 2020

Scottish Bee Company

Thanks Tony! Heather honey is particularly seasonal, only for about 6 weeks in August/September each year. Honey can be bought all year round as it really doesn’t have a shelf life. If you want to buy heather straight from the hive tho, September would be great. Prices do indeed vary with the season depending on how much honey is produced. Hope that helps!

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