You are invited: Meet us this week at the Slow Food Market, Messe Zürich, on Friday, Nov. 16 (12am-9pm), Saturday Nov. 17 (10am-7pm) and Sunday (10am-7pm). Free tasting for all of our honeys plus new alpine jam and Swiss praliné-hazelnut cream... Location: Hall 3, Booth 198
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.
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!
Our honey is filled into glasses directly at the beekeeper as soon as it is harvested, it is NOT heat treated, NOT mixed with any other ingredient and bees are naturally fed with their OWN HONEY during winter.
PS: Our company is certified for organic products, both according to BioSuisse and Demeter regulations.
Please visit also www.alpuris.com for more honey varieties and other
specialties like wild harvest alpine jam.
The unique Swiss Alpine Honey subscription!
We now offer a subscription in three different glass sizes to our carefully selected range of 12 alpine honeys :
- Basic, 85g-glasses: 12 months = 99.- CHF, 6 months = 49.- CHF, 3 months = 29.- CHF
- Medium, 250g-glasses: 12 months = 229.- CHF, 6 months = 119.- CHF, 3 months = 59.- CHF
- Large, 500g-glasses: 12 months = 319.- CHF, 6 months = 169.- CHF, 3 months = 79.- CHF
All prices include packaging and shipping within Switzerland, and, of course, the honey. You can even define the starting date/month or select which honeys for us to send. A great gift and a wonderful, unique honey experience, with at least 10% discount on the single glass prices! Please send us an email to email@example.com if you are interested so we can organise the perfect fit for you!
This is how our new honey suscription looks like! You get a very nice package with a special gourmet stamp, handwritten address and a careful and interesting photo/text-description of your honey, the landscape where it was produced and the beekeeper. All honeys are from different regions of the Swiss Alps. The packaging material stems exclusively from alpine countries and can be completely recycled. Zero waste - 100% taste!
PS: Every one-year-subscription includes a very special honey which is only available within the subscription.
This honey has been stirred "just to the point of perfection" as Gion says and now is ready for all honey gourmets. It's a creamy, soft consistence with a strong, bright and fresh yellow color. The bees made it mostly from dandelion blossom nectar, and one can clearly see and taste this. BioSuisse organic and demeter. BioGourmet award! Simply amazing.
This unique honey has been created in an exclusive cooperation with Gion Grischott. It
expresses our aim to unite all the floral treasures of the region in one glass of honey. At an altitude of 1900 m above sea level, in the remote Avers valley, the bees can benefit from an
extraordinary choice of both alpine roses and the rich flowery meadows of the natural preserve Beverin. Definitley worth trying... Demeter & BioSuisse-certified.
This is an unique alpine rose honey - as pure as it can get. Right now, a few days after the harvest, it's liquid with a light yellow color, absolutely clear. Once it is cristallized, as all natural honeys do over time, it has a bright white color like I've never seen with any other honey. The taste is pure alpine roses, like a greating from the heights of Alp Niemet where the bees collected their nectar. Organic and demeter. BioGourmet award! A true gourmet treat worth exploring for all honey lovers.
David Conradin inherited the love for bees from his father who started keeping bees in the 1950s. Now father and son work together to produce this wonderful
black bee honey within the UNESCO Biosphere reservation and the Swiss National Park. Main source: alpine roses. A golden honey with smooth, broad and sweet finishing. Organic. These bee hives are
located at a sunny terrace in an altitude of 1920m and the honey is produced exclusively! for our customers.
This is the Swiss reference honey for the pure alpine rose variety. Travelling beekeeper, bee researcher and lecturer Martin Dettli produces this honey at the remote heights of Andermatt close to the St. Gotthard pass. A typical pale, light yellow color with the mild clear sweetness of alpine roses. Demeter-quality.
The bee colonies of Matteo Dell’Andrino are located in the Southern Alps where the chestnut tree line meets the flowery alpine meadows. 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 with BioSuisse
Thanks to Milo Zanecchia for the beautiful photos from Val Colla!
Beekeeper Stefan Manser lives at the very end of a valley in Glarus surrounded by impressive and high mountains. The Swiss Canton Glarus has strict regulations to protect the native black bees, apis mellifera mellifera, since the 1970's. Stefan's summer honey has a broad and rich taste, and a very smooth pallate. Main source: flowery alpine meadows.
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, very rich blossom honey with smooth hints of lime and a great subtle balance of fresh citric and sweet tastes. A truly special delight. Canton Grisons.
This honey stems from a remote and beautiful natural reserve, the Diemtigtal, located in the Bernese Oberland. Beekeeper Christoph Wissler is dedicated to the native black bees and puts all of his efforts into the conservation and care of this special species. The yield of black bee honey is lower than other bee species, but they are able to fly higher and collect nectar even at low temperatures from a wider range of flowers and trees. In the pictures you can see the wooden home for the bees which was built by hand by Christoph's father, as well as the group of local beekeepers taking care of black bees (Christoph is on the left). There is also a picture of the Diemtigtal landscape where our honey is made.
A sweet and mild honey, made of nectar from flowery alpine meadows and wild raspberry blossoms.
A broad range of wild flower blossoms with hints of silver fir honeydew makes this honey a unique treat. Due to the dry climate the honey harvest is especially low in the alpine regions of Valais, and we are very happy that we can offer you this rarity.
The honeydew is collected from a nearby Entlebuch silver fir forest, but not every year, as it takes special climate conditions to allow a sufficient honeydew source for the bees to produce this dark brown, rich and intense forest honey. One of the great pillars of Swiss Alpine Honeys.
BonBeekeeper Andrea Bontognali works hard at high altitude for this unique honey. His rare black bees, a local breed known for their robustness, live in about
2000 meters height and collect alpine flower nectar even higher. Engadina, Canton Grisons.
Main source: alpine roses. Pure and mild with a broad sweet taste.
Very limited availability. Martin Dettli is an experienced and highly respected international bee expert. As a travelling beekeeper he finds the best places in
the Alps where he produces 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. Demeter.
Val Poschiavo is a remote and very green, natural valley in the South of Switzerland. There are mighty mountains like the Piz Palü with an altitude of 3900 m, and also villages like Campocologno at a low altitude of 550 m (i.e. low for Switzerland...). The valley stretches from the Berninapass to the Italian border and has three different climate zones - a true discovery for everyone interested in nature and culture! Diego Lardelli produces a powerful summer blossom honey, with influence of buckwheat blossoms (as shown in the images), and flavors that include alpine roses from higher altitudes.
This honey offers a broad range of multifloral flavors, from dandelion to blackberry blossoms, including many many others. The remote and unspoiled landscape of the Doubs Nature Park in the upper Jura is the nectar source for the bees who live at about 1000 m a.s.l. Intense yellow color, rich taste and sweetness.
The remote and unspoiled landscape of the Doubs Nature Park in the upper Jura is an invitation for long hikes. Flowery meadows spread among dark fir and spruce forests, and the river Doubs runs through this quiet and peaceful setting. We have chosen this honey for its unique balance between very mild honeydew and floral tastes.
This organic, rich and flavorsome alpine summer honey is harvested from beehives at about 1000 m a.s.l. After the harvest, Mareika carefully takes her time to stir the honey during a couple of weeks - right to the point where it remains creamy for a very long time.
Harvested in mid July 2017. Tschierv is a small village at an altitude of 1660 meter, located at the heart of the Biosfera region Val Müstair. Beekeeper Renata Bott has about 20 beehives in this breathtakingly beautiful and remote region of the Swiss National Park where a bear visits her hives every now and then to taste some of this great honey. This year, Renata was quicker and provided us with supply for the honey lovers all over the world. Her black bees collect the nectar from the flowery meadows between 1700 and 2000 meters altitude, with wild thyme, sage and dozens of other wild flowers. Intense sweetness. Exact beehive location: Mottas above Tschierv, Val Müstair.
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.
With this box you can select each of our honeys which is available in 85g glasses and combine a wonderful set of 3 glasses - as a gift or for your own treat. Just select your choice of 3 honeys in 85g 3 oz glasses and add this wooden box to it, and we will send you the complete package carefully wrapped. Glass sizes fit customs regulations for handluggage - a great gift to bring along, honey doesn't melt and it is a 100% all natural Swiss produce!
In this even bigger box you can add up to 6 honeys - same or different varieties - which are available in 85g 3 oz glasses from our range. It's all up to you which honeys in which quantity you want to put together in this handmade ecological box. It's a great gift, but also a great chance to enjoy a selection of our unique honeys by yourself. Glass sizes fit customs regulations for handluggage - a great gift to bring along, honey doesn't melt and it is a 100% all natural Swiss produce!
This is our pride and joy, a complete box for 12 Swiss Alpine Honeys which represent the entire Swiss Alpine Honey regions. The box can also be used for any kind of compilation, e.g. with our jam or praline-hazelnut-cremes (see www.alpuris.com for more info).
MEDIUM SIZE GIFTBOX fits one, individual 250g/8.8oz, 280g/10oz or 500g/17.6 oz glass. 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.
LARGE TRIPPLE JAR GIFTBOX fits three jars of any size, from 5.3 oz to 10.6 oz 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.