If you’ve ever taken the time to wander through our magnificent honey collection on the Ground Floor of our Piccadilly store – or indeed, browsed them here – you’ll have noticed that we have quite an assortment of the sweet stuff from the world over.
Our Dungeness Woodsage Honey, for example, is made from the sweet nectar harvested from wild wood sage and viper’s bugloss on the edge of Dungeness beach, while our distinctly dark Zambian Forest Honey, is harvested from bark hives in the Miombo Forest of Northwestern Zambia.
Then, of course, there’s our own glorious London Honeys, produced in Fortnum’s rooftop hives all over the city, including atop our own building in Piccadilly.
You might know that honey comes from bees, and is made is hives. So far, so obvious. But why are they all so different from one another? Why are some perfectly spreadable and others stubbornly unspreadable? Let’s get stuck in.