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APIARISTA ® T&C

RAW HONEY

We offer some of the finest raw honey from an organic origin. When you buy from us you know what you get: honey straight from a bee farm, unfiltered and unprocessed.

Raw honey is what we do best, please expect nothing less. Everyone can benefit from our ridiculously affordable honey.

Who knows where to find delicious honey straight from the farm? You know now and we hope to see you soon...

BOTTLED
from only
R40 (375g)
SINGLE
FLORAL
HONEY
WRAPPED
STYLED
HONEY
GIFTS
TAP
HONEY
from only
R85 p/kg
(t&c)
BEESWAX
PROPOLIS
COMB HONEY
RAW HONEY - ORGANIC ORIGIN

Raw honey has been extracted from the comb via spinning the comb in a centrifuge. This then flows to a settling tank where the honey and the wax separate naturally over a few days. Thereafter, the honey goes to a bottling tank from where it is bottled. This is "raw honey". No heating or filtering...you may find pieces of wax and propolis in the honey, plus all the other goodness that goes with raw honey. The extracted comb, which is built into wooden frames, is reused in the hives for the bees to put into action again over the next season.

 

Organic Origin - our main operation is not "organic certified" and it will never be. This would amount to just another cost between farmer and consumer. We do mention, ethically, that most of our honey comes from an organic origin. A very small minority does not - this we do handle separately and label as such. Our honey is also local, most coming from within a 200 km radius around Port Elizabeth.

Honey products at Apiarista

 

Badgers Gold raw honey - mostly organic origin. Honey is harvested area specific in larger batches but still not blended after extraction to obtain a uniform taste, texture, colour etc. Therefore each bottle is uniquely different every year and traceable to its packaging date. It is a well-known brand name and has grown to establish a very satisfied and wide spectrum of clients over the years. Available locally and in some neighbouring countries. Read more at www.badgersgold.co.za

Apiarista raw honey - mostly organic origin (is under construction). A "flora-specific" honey, where we state from which flower source the honey comes with a 95% + accuracy. You will know exactly what type of honey (nectar) you eat. This honey is handled in a much smaller scale and intended for a smaller honey market. Hives are monitored very closely and harvested at precise times to ensure genuine single-floral raw honey, thus also adding a slightly higher cost to it. This honey is traceable to the specific flora source and flowering/harvest time. Sold only from Apiarista and aimed at the single-floral honey lovers. 

TAP HONEY

Please bring own clean wide-mouth container.

(no narrow-mouth containers will be filled or cleaned - minimum mouth opening at least 50 mm)

 

Minimum 500g

WHY ? – It takes time to fill lots of small containers. We don’t fill small containers, you may decant into smaller containers at home.

 

Maximum 5kg (per person / household per day)

WHY ? – We want to invite the consumer on a journey to the farm and to benefit from the ridiculously low prices we offer. What we don’t want is to sell large amounts and then they are sold in town for normal retail prices or even more. Who benefits then?

FAQ
  • Our honey and other bee produce we offer at Apiarista comes exclusively from our main commercial operation. For more information about our operation you can read further at www.rautenbachapiaries.co.za

  • For those who want to find fault with our raw honey, our annual (very expensive) lab test analysis certificate is available to anyone from our shop. 

  • Another branch of our services is to keep the consumer enlightened! Our "all about raw honey" web page is under construction and aimed to blossom in 2020 (under construction).

 

FAQ: Why is your honey so cheap? It is sometimes up to 1/3 of the price of that in retail shops.

Answer: Because you come to the farm and buy straight from us. Our prices are between wholesale and retail prices. That is what a real farm shop should be about and we aim to have any person from all walks of life benefit from this!

Please note that bee products sold from Apiarista are not for re-sale.

We want to invite the consumer on a journey to the farm and to benefit from the ridiculously low prices we offer. What we don’t want is to sell large amounts and then they are sold in town for normal retail prices or even more. Who benefits then?

If you want to enquire about re-selling our main line raw honey go to www.badgersgold.co.za for purchase order details.