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! PS: Please visit also www.alpuris.com for additional products
JUST ARRIVED 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. A true gourmet treat worth exploring for all honey lovers.
JUST ARRIVED We've been so lucky to get a fair amount of Gion's famous Alpine Spring Honey. The harvest was only about 25% of the normal yield this year due to snow in April, but the quality is excellent. The 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. Organic and demeter. Simply a unique honey. For the first time, we offer also 500g 17.6oz glasses.
NEW Harvest end of June 2017. Our first harvest this year is the black bee honey from a remote and beautiful natural reserve, the Diemtigtal. It's 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, wild raspberries, maple and silver fir honey dew. Exact bee hive location: Dähli, Diemtigtal.
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.
- JUST ARRIVED! Beekeeper Alfred 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
Main source: alpine roses. Pure and mild with a broad sweet taste.
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 uses his spring honey to produce this very soft and creamy, though tasty honey. Main source: flowery alpine meadows. Remains creamy with a broad sweet taste.
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.
JUST ARRIVED! 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.
NEW ARRIVAL Harvested in mid July 2017. Tschierv is a small village at an altitude of 1660 meter, located at the heart of the UNESCO 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.
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.
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 and Demeter.
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!
LOVELY SMALL GIFTBOX fits one, individual 5.3 oz glass. 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.
MEDIUM SIZE GIFTBOX fits one, individual 10.6 oz or 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.
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!
An intense, flavorsome forest honey made from honeydew of the silver firs. The bees of travelling beekeeper Johannes Gruber live at a height of 1200 m a.s.l. in an alpine climate with lots of thunderstorms. Dark brown color, stays fluid for a very long time. Taste of sundried fir needles and caramel. A true experience.
A very rare speciality, limited availability. Made with a special double fermentation process from spruce tree honeydew at 900 m a.s.l., this pure alpine forest honey is the most concentrated and has the most intense flavors of any of Johannes Grubers honeydew varieties and a predominant caramel taste combined with a dark brown color. Johannes Gruber produces this honey together with his 86 year old father who is working at the Naintschgraben forest since decades. As with any of Johannes' honey varieties - a true and unique experience.
The Naintschgraben is a nature park in Eastern Styria with huge spruce forests and a wild little river pathing it's way through the valley. The bee hives of Johannes Gruber are located at 900 m a.s.l. amidst the spruce trees. This honey is like a prototype of a pure spruce honey, mild sweetness with citric and intense caramel flavors.