sweet alpine treasures

Honey is our passion and we are happy to share it with you! This careful selection of finest Swiss Alpine Honey is the result of a yearlong search. We have traveled the mountains up and down and tasted hundreds of honeys from all alpine regions in Switzerland to come up with only the most fascinating and unique ones for this specialized shop. It is a family business built on quality and dedication -  small, controled, honest and humble - like the bees and the beekeepers we partner with.

 

Since we know all of our partners personally, the way they work and the places where their bee hives stand in untouched mountain wilderness, we can guarantee for the best quality and for the deepest respect towards nature. These are very limited, handcrafted heart & soul honeys - enjoy!

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specialties

Here is our range of 3 rare and extraordinary honeys. They are presented in 4.4 oz design jars for you to discover. Every single spoontip of this honey is a unique taste experience. We are happy that we have found these alpine treasures and we are even more happy that we are able to offer them to you!

Chestnut and flower honey, Val Colla. 4.4 oz - 125 g.

       The bee colonies of Matteo Dell’Andrino are located in the Southern Alps where the chestnut tree line meets the richness of alpine blossoms. This specific mixture of vegetation is a feast for the bees and honey lovers alike. Canton Ticino.

 

-        Main source : chestnut and lime trees, alpine flowers. A typical chestnut flavor balanced with mild lime and a mix of alpine flowers. Organic.

 

 

 

CHF 9.00

  • 0.55 kg
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Black bee honey from St. Moritz. 4.4 oz - 125 g. Sorry, sold out. Available again in July 2017.

-      Beekeeper Alfred Bontognali works hard at high altitude for this unique honey. His rare black bees, a local breed known for their robustness, collect alpine flower nectar around 2000 meters in height. Engadina, Canton Grisons.

 

-        Main source: alpine roses. Pure and mild with a broad sweet taste.

 

CHF 9.00

  • 0.55 kg
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Alpine heather honey from Andermatt. 4.4 oz - 125 g. Sorry, sold out.

       Martin Dettli is an experienced and highly respected bee expert across Switzerland. As a travelling beekeeper he finds the best places in the Alps to produce specialties like this heather honey, a rarity available on average only in one out of five years when circumstances fit perfectly. Canton Uri.

 

-        Main source: heather blossoms with alpine roses. A fascinating balance between tart heather tastes and sweet alpine roses. Organic, demeter.

 

CHF 9.00

  • 0.55 kg
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signatures: Gion Grischott

      GION GRISCHOTT  from the small village Pignia in the Rhaetian Alps is a humble man, despite being the only alpine beekeeper who ever received the Swiss BioGourmet award and the fact that his honey is coveted by top chefs like Andreas Caminada.

 

     When Gion is asked how he produces such a wonderful and unique honey, he always says he's not accountable, it’s just his bees and the pure nature... Nethertheless we are sure there is something very special about this honey. We selected the three gourmet varieties of Pignia, Andeer and Alp Niemet in the Grisons mountains for you to discover and enjoy!

 

     All of Gions honeys are produced according to strict Swiss organic and demeter regulations. As experience shows, these rare specialties are very much sought after and sold out quickly. If you wish to assure one or more glasses of the coming 2017 harvest, please send us an email to info@swissalpinehoney.com to make a reservation. You will be informed immediately upon arrival of the honey (June - Pignia, July - Andeer, August - Alp Niemet).

 

     

Alpine spring honey, Pignia. Signed by Gion. 5.3 oz - 150 g and 10.6 oz - 300 g. Sorry, sold out. New harvest available in June 2017.

-     This honey is harvested in June when the bees bring home the dandelion nectar from the mountain meadows close to Gions home village. It is a strong, powerful honey, unique in appearance and taste, with the bright yellow color of dandelions and a refreshing taste. Canton: Grisons. Organic. Demeter.

 

CHF 12.00

  • 0.55 kg
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Alpine summer honey, Andeer. Signed by Gion. 5.3 oz - 150 g and 10.6 oz - 300 g. Sorry, sold out. New harvest available in July 2017.

Gion takes his bees to the meadows of Andeer to produce this typical and at the same time nontypical alpine blossom honey. Typical are the flowers in the meadows and the nectar that the bees collect. Nontypical is what Gion makes out of this base. Just try and compare. A golden, mild and sweet honey. Canton: Grisons. Organic. Demeter.

CHF 12.00

  • 0.55 kg
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Alpine rose honey, Alp Niemet. Signed by Gion. 5.3 oz - 150g and 10.6 oz - 300 g. Sorry, sold out. New harvest available in August 2017.

High up at the Alp Niemet in the rhaetian mountains is where this honey comes from. The variety has been tested and confirmed as a rare true alpine rose honey with an outstanding, almost white color and its pure, sweet and mild flavor. A pillar in the Swiss alpine honey tradition with the unique Gion Grischott finishing. Canton: Grisons. Organic. Demeter.

CHF 12.00

  • 0.55 kg
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A sweet tour of switzerland

All along the Swiss Alps, from Valais in the west over the central Bernese Oberland to Val Poschiavo in the east - follow this sweet path and discover a wealth of rare honey varieties that express the unique nature and the beekeeper's skills!

Alpine blossom honey, Riederalp. Andreas Furrer. 8.8 oz - 250 g. Sold out.

This honey was harvested at 1400 meters height at Andreas Furrers preferred location „Greich“. Andreas is a dedicated beekeeper and hotelier who loves to show and explain the life of bees to his guests. Main source: alpine roses with a huge variety of other blossoms. Concentrated fruity flavours. Canton: Valais.

CHF 14.00

  • 0.75 kg
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Alpine blossom honey, Grindelwald. Peter von Gunten. 8.8 oz - 250 g. Sold out.

Honey from the Jungfrau region is especially hard to get as many tourists like to take home this sweet reminder from their holidays. No wonder, as honey is twice as sweet as chocolate, remains fresh for ages and doesn’t melt in your suitcase. Nevertheless, we choose this excellent honey from Peter von Gunten mainly for its great taste. Main source: alpine blossoms. Mild light taste with a golden color. Canton: Bernese Oberland.

CHF 14.00

  • 0.75 kg
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Alpine blossom honey, Val Poschiavo. Diego Lardelli. 8.8 oz - 250 g. Sold out.

When Diego Lardelli is asked why he doesn’t use the BioSuisse label he mentions that 96 percent of all agriculture in this remote valley is organic anyway. Moreover, his bees fly above any cultivated areas to collect their nectar high up in the mountains.  Main source: alpine roses. A mild and creamy honey. Canton: Grisons.

CHF 14.00

  • 0.75 kg
  • Sold Out

family size delights

Too many spoons for too little honey? Well, here is the answer. These big glasses are meant for honey lovers of all ages who just can't get enough of the sweet delights. A huge pack of nature and energy to be shared!

Alpine blossom honey, Valle di Blenio. Mareika Schäfer. 17.6 oz - 500 g.

A long time ago Mareika Schäfer decided to settle in this remote Southern alpine valley where her heart feels at home. Mareika learned the beekeeping skills from the ground and founded her own beecolonies in Olivone. She happily invests all the care and time it takes to create the finest honey. Main source: alpine blossoms. A flavorsome intense honey with a lively Southern touch, creamy. Canton Ticino. Organic.

CHF 19.00

  • 0.9 kg
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Alpine blossom and lime honey, Bergell. Claudio Gianotti. 17.6 oz - 500 g.

The honey of Claudio Gianotti has been awarded the gold medal at the OLMA St. Gallen expo for it's unique quality and taste. Claudio is a beekeeper since decades and surely knows the best places at his home village Promontogno in Bergell to produce a wonderfull chestnut, lime and alpine flower honey with a great balance of fresh citric and sweet tastes. A truly special delight. Canton Grisons.

CHF 19.00

  • 0.9 kg
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Alpine blossom honey, Lenk. Alfred Marmet. 17.6 oz - 500 g. Sold out.

-     Beekeeping has always been a passion for Alfred Marmet. His broad experience and the great nature of one of Europe’s most beautiful valleys helped to create a unique treat. Main source : alpine blossoms. Mild and sweet with hints of alpine rose flavors, creamy.

 

CHF 19.00

  • 0.9 kg
  • Sold Out

HANDCRAFTED gift BOXES

        Crafted wooden gift boxes in 3 sizes, perfect fit for private and corporate presents, adaptable. Made from certified eco-friendly and responsibly crafted european wood by a small family owned business in the Austrian Alps.

 

A perfect gift for the family and friends as well as for customers and employees at any event and occassion.

Wooden box 9x9x6 cm (W-L-H) for 1 jar of 4.4oz - 125 g.

LOVELY SMALL GIFTBOX fits one, individual 4,4oz jar. Boxes will be shipped assembled with wood wool and ready to be used as a nice and cute  present. We are happy to add individual finishings or inlays e.g. for corporate uses or events upon request, just talk to us. Crafted by an Austrian family company in the Alps. The wood for these boxes is certified eco-friendly and purely european.

CHF 7.00

  • 0.2 kg
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  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Medium size box 9x10x10 cm (W-L-H) for 1 jar of any type and size.

MEDIUM SIZE GIFTBOX fits one, individual 8,8 oz or 17.6oz jar. Boxes will be sent assembled with wood wool and ready to be used as a nice and cute  present. We are happy to add individual finishings or inlays e.g. for corporate uses or events upon request, just talk to us. Crafted by an Austrian family company in the Alps. The wood for these boxes is certified eco-friendly and purely european.

CHF 8.00

  • 0.2 kg
  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Big box 28x10x10 cm (W-L-H) for max. 3 jars of any type and size.

LARGE TRIPPLE JAR GIFTBOX fits three jars of any size, from 4.4oz to 8.8oz and 17.6 oz. You can also mix jars of different sizes in this sturdy box. Boxes will be sent assembled with wood wool and ready to be used as a nice and cute  present. We are happy to add individual finishings or inlays e.g. for corporate uses or events upon request, just talk to us. Crafted by an Austrian family company in the Alps. The wood for these boxes is certified eco-friendly and purely european.

CHF 9.00

  • 0.3 kg
  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

treasure hunting, continued...

Sometimes we can't resist presenting great honey discoveries to you - even if they are out of our "normal" offer range regarding region, type, size or whatsoever. So this is the crazy but heartfelt section of the shop dedicated to all you true honey lovers out there who can't get enough of this sweet treat - like we do! 

Alpine blossom honey, Val Müstair. David Conradin. 4.4 oz - 125 g.

-     David Conradin inherited the love for bees from his father who started with this passion in the 1950s. Now father and son work together to produce this  organic honey in Santa Maria within the UNESCO Biosphere reservation. Their bees go all the way up to the Umbrail pass to collect the nectar. Main source: alpine roses. A golden honey with smooth, broad and sweet finishing. Organic.

 

CHF 9.00

  • 0.55 kg
  • Limited Availability
  • Ships within 1-3 days1