Pitcairn Island Honey, 250-Gram Jar
Pitcairn has one of the most disease free bee populations of anywhere in the world and the honey produced is of an exceptionally high quality. The apicultural scientist conducting the project, also found that Pitcairn bees were a particularly placid variety and within a short time, was able to work with them wearing minimal protection. It would therefore seem that the export of live Queen bees is another potential earner for the Pitcairn Islanders. The numbers of hives on the island is now around 60, with potential for perhaps 5 times that amount.
The rich and intense fruitiness of Pitcairn's honey is attributed to the nectar from the Mango, Lata, Passion Flower, Guava and Roseapple flowers found in abundance on Pitcairn.
In May 1998, the UK Government aid agency, the Department for International Development, funded an apiculture programme for Pitcairn which included training for Pitcairn's bee keepers and a detailed analysis of the disease status of Pitcairn bees and honey. As a result, Pitcairn is now able to export honey products to New Zealand and beyond.
Pitcairn is a tiny remote spot in the South Pacific, roughly halfway between Chile and New Zealand. It is less than two square miles in area and is inhabited by only about fifty people. Pitcairn is blessed with a unique variety of flowering plants, including guavas, papayas, passion flowers, mangoes, and roseapples, to name but a few. This particular blend of flowers is found nowhere else in the world, making Pitcairn honey one of the world's rarer honeys. The blend of nectars produces a flavor so wonderful that it has even become a favorite of the Queen of England! Now you, too, have the opportunity to enjoy this rare, unique delicacy.