We here at Fruit For The Office pride ourselves on our Essex roots - minus the spray tans and vajazzles, of course!
So, in our Essex offices, we are always on the look out for amazing produce being made in our beloved county and nothing is better than the work being done by our friends at Hoyle's Honey.
The home of Hoyle’s Honey is in Navestock Side, Essex. The Hoyle family has been farming since the 1950’s and by using these valuable years of family farming knowledge, practicing responsible farming methods, they position their bees on their farm and neighbouring farms in the best possible sites to forage for pollen and nectar.
They started off with a couple of hives under the watchful eye and helping hand of a bee-keeping friend to guide them in the right direction. A small hobby grew into a small business, selling their honey in their farm shop. The interest and the enjoyment of bee keeping grew and grew, and then, so did Hoyle’s Honey.
Their future is to keep happy, healthy bees and in turn produce market leading Pure English honey.
Health benefits of raw honey
Specialising in raw honey means that Hoyle's don’t destroy the natural vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants that otherwise would happen during over heating and the pasteurization process, hence more of the taste and nutritional goodness stays in the jar with natural antibacterial properties.
Raw honey promotes body and digestive health, strengthens the immune system, can help eliminate allergies, stabilizes blood pressure, balances sugar levels and can be used as a remedy for skin wounds. Raw honey is also an anti-inflammatory.
Raw honey bought from a local source is an excellent way of treating hay fever. It is helpful if the hay fever sufferer knows exactly what pollens they are allergic to and then the likelihood of trace amounts of the specific pollens in the honey can help.
Hoyle's Honey is available to order online or from several stockists in the Essex area. Supplying individual jars as well as wholesale orders, Hoyle's Honey also offer bespoke labelling for events and weddings, mini jars for hotels as well as unique honey hampers.
Be sure to follow Hoyle's Honey on Twitter: @hoyleshoney and keep an eye out for more of Fruit For the Office's Essex produce picks.