About the honey
Many people know heather from late summer, when it is in bloom and shows off a beautiful purple carpet. Heather is the common name for a group of evergreen, low bushes.
It is a sturdy and branched bush that can grow to be 50 cm high. The flowers are in groups of 4 with fan-leaved cups and crowns. The fruit is a small and round capsule. The heather family is characterised by the fact that the stamens often have two corniculate appendages. Heather grows wild in Denmark and is most common in Western and Northern Jutland, as well as on Bornholm. Heather grows on the heath, in dunes and dry parts of moors.
Bees collect heather honey in August, when the heather is in full bloom. Honey from heather has a amber-golden colour and a characteristic taste. It is sweet, aromatic and intense.