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自然豊かな淡路島に日本古来から生息する野生日本ミツバチの生はちみつを作るニュージーランド人

Wild, raw and unfiltered Honey from Steve’s Bees;The Japanese honey bee.

On the South East coast of Awaji Island runs the Yuzuraha mountain range. At a modest height averaging around 600m this mountain range is paradise to the wild native Japanese honeybee.

Rich in native bush and abandoned *Naruto* orange groves, these mountains provide an all year round floral bouquet for the honeybees, feasting on over 300 flowers throughout the year from Wild Sakura trees and mountain *Tsubaki* Camellia in the winter months these honeybees do make some of the best honey in Japan.

Our promise

- All our bees are wild Japanese Honey Bees.
- The honey harvested is from hives which have not been fed artificially.
- No chemicals are use on the hives which the honey is harvested from.
- Our hives are located far from rice fields and commercial farms to limit the impact of pesticides.
- Our honey is processed individually and not blended with other honey from other hives.

(1) If for some reason we need to feed or use a chemical agent on a hive, the honey for this hive is harvested but not labeled and jarred sold that year or the following year.