International treasures


Pure honey is like a travel guide to fascinating places all over the world. It enables us to discover the natural taste of each region in a very convenient way - spoon by spoon. From the North of Finland to the South of Greece, we have carefully selected honeys and partnered with local beekeepers to offer you the most enjoyable and unique delights. This range will be extended step by step over the next months!



Wooden gift boxes - handcrafted in the Alps

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austria

Our range of Austrian honeys is mainly based on the competence and passion of one migrant beekeeper, bee expert and book author: Johannes Gruber. During long and intense discussions as well as many "real" excursions into the Austrian honey world, we listened, learned and finally listed some of the most exciting honeys that the fascinating diversity of Austrian landscapes and beekeeping skills offer.


Steiermark

Stuhleck Silver Fir Forest Honey

Here comes one of the most powerful forest honeys we've ever tasted in the Alpine region. The bee hives are located in the Stuhleck region, about 1250m asl, where the weather changes quickly and dramatically. The dark brown honey remains liquid for a long time; it offers a unique rich and strong taste spectrum inclunding wet leather and musk. A honey for the passionate honey enthusiast. Organic.

Stuhleck Silver Fir Forest Honey

CHF 19.00

  • 0.7 kg
  • Sold Out

Naintschgraben Spruce Forest Honey

This is another forest honey specialty of Johannes Gruber. It is harvested from hives located in a very remote area of the Steiermark, close to spruce forests at an altitude of 700m asl. Beekeeping in this region has already been done by his father, and Johannes surely knows how to turn this long experiencs and his own competence and passion into an outstanding spruce forest honey.

Naintschgraben Spruce Forest Honey

CHF 19.00

  • 0.7 kg
  • Sold Out

Naintschgraben DF

A very special honey, intense and rare. In certain years, forest honey cristallizes quickly within the honeycomb and thus cannot be harvested. Experienced beekeepers like Johannes Gruber manage to take a certain amount of this so-called melezitose honey and feed it to the bees so they can make it liquid again  (DF stands for double fermented). The result is an extremely concentrated, tasty honey which is only available in very limited quantities.

Taste: Malty, musk, spicy

Color: Dark brown

Consistency: Remains liquid for about one year after the harvest

Naintschgraben DF

CHF 5.00

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

Burgenland

Sunflower Honey

A honey with rich and broad sun flower flavor and an intense, dark yellow color. Texture: creamy and lavish. Organic. By Johannes Gruber.

Burgenland Sunflower Honey.

CHF 4.00

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


France

There are many fascinating honey varieties in France, especially in the South. Lavender honey is surely one of the best known and typical honeys, and we're happy to include this unique taste experience in our international range.


Provence

Lavender Honey

Lavender Honey is a very special delight, a true taste of its own. The best lavender honeys are harvested in the Provence, a region in Southern France, where the climate provides perfect conditions for this plant. Bees simply love lavender blossoms as one can recognize every summer watching the huge amounts of bees that visit lavender for its nectar.

Lavender honey from Provence, France

CHF 5.00

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


finland

We always wanted to know how honey from the Northern regions of Europe tastes. Now we were able to combine the search for outstanding Northern honey and the love for islands with this wonderful Parainen island flower honey.

Parainen island honey from Finland

There are more than 10'000 small islands in the Southwest of Finland, remote and untouched in their natural beauty. This honey is made by beekeeper Nora Mäntysaari, a very passionate and skilled female beekeeper who has already won several awards for her top-quality-honeys.

Taste: fascinating broad range of island sommer blossoms with a longlasting smooth and sweet clover finishing

Color: bright yellow with a nice greenish accent

Texture: now still liquid, will cristallize after a few months

CHF 5.00

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

White Creamed Honey from Finland

The "champagne" of honeys and a rare local specialty!

White honey is late harvested gourmet honey from Finland. Bees have visited clover, raspberry and field mustard flowers, which has added a beautiful white color to the honey. The white honey is one of the most appreciated honey types worldwide. It is difficult to produce, because it needs a specific floral origin and careful handling by a beekeeper to become as white as possible.

The white honey is the taste of Loimaa, countryside of South-West Finland. This honey was produced in an apiary located in a small organic family farm. A special flower mixture was planted for bees: white clover, phacelia and sweet clover. The white honey is being creamed - nothing added, nothing taken away from it. Our white honey has been awarded as the best honey of Southern Finland.

White Creamed Honey from Finland

CHF 5.00

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


greece

There are some very good reasons why honey plays such an important part in Greece, both in ancient times and today. Apart from health aspects, there are outstanding rich and intense flavors that one can discover from carefully selected Greek honey specialties.

 

Here is what honey expert Pieris Nicola says about Greek honey:

"Greece has a long history of traditional beekeeping and many European countries consider Greek honey to be one of the best in the world (definitely one of the tastiest). Many Greek honeys are not heated or heavily filtered and the bees are not sugar fed. When the bees get ill they are treated with herbs. Greece is not an industrial country so there are vast areas of unpolluted and unspoilt landscape for the bees to forage. The Greek land consists of forests and wild ecosystems. Greece has a wide biodiversity of flora which includes more than 6,000 species. Many of these species are herbs that are aromatic (with a high essential oil content) and medicinal.And then you have the dry and warm climate of Greece.

All this results in a honey that is viscous with a district consistency and strong scented taste. For example, I have tried other honeydew honeys from around the world (including Italy) but none of them taste like Greek honeydew honey. Especially Greek Vanilla Fir Honey. Another example is Thyme honey in Greece which is better than any other Mediterranean variety. Heather is a good example. Greek Heather is rich and full of pollen with a fudge like taste and lingering bitter notes. Scottish Heather is similar to Scandinavian Heather (which is thixotropic with a smokey taste) and although they are a different variety they do not compare in taste to Greek Heather. Again, Arbutus in places like Sardinia is nice and strong but the Greek variety is thicker and more pleasant to consume. Same applies to Greek Oak tree honey with its amazing taste. I personally love many honeys from around the world but in terms of taste the Greek honeys are at the top end of the spectrum. "



beekeeper kiriakos viros from epirus, Northern greece

A passionate organic beekeeper in the mountain regions of Northern Greece. Kiriakos has been awarded with multiple gold and silver awards at international organic honey contests.


Pindos Oak Tree Honey

Take a stroll into the remote oak forests of Northern Greece with this intense honey. It offers a fascinating broad variety of tastes and an impressive, almost black color that differientiates it from other forest honeys. Made by the 37-year old beekeeper Kiriakos Viros and sold exclusively for Switzerland at alpuris.

Oak tree honey from Pindos, Greece

CHF 5.00

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

Kipari Sage Honey

Sweet herbal garden in a glass, full of exciting taste experiences. Strong and surprising, an exciting and fascinating discovery produced by the organic beekeeper Kiriakos Viros in the mountain areas of Northern Greece. All natural, not heated, not microfiltered - as pure as it can get.

Sage honey from Kipari, Greece

CHF 5.00

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

Tzoumarka Heather Honey - Sold out

We are very happy to offer this outstanding heather honey variety from the mountains in Northern Greece. It provides you with a rich and broad range of surprising tastes: it is spicy and sweet at the same time, strong and complex with an intense fruity and herbal aftertaste. Made by Kiriakos Viros. Organic.

Heather honey from Tzoumarka, Greece

CHF 5.00

  • 0.2 kg
  • Sold Out


Bairaktaris familiy - beekeepers for over 100 years

Organic Beekeeping and farming are family traditions since 1904 for the Bairaktaris family. Their intense honeys and herbs benefit from an ideal dry climate at Argolis, a rural region in the Southern Peloponnese. Not only their farm, but also their lovely beekeeping and olive oil museums are worth a visit!


Thyme honey from the Peloponnese

This wonderfully intense and yet smooth organic Thyme honey has achieved the international "Great Taste" award. It is one of many masterpieces produced by a dedicated and well experienced family of beekeepers.

Thyme honey from the Peloponnese

CHF 5.00

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

Herb & Thyme honey from the Peloponnese

An organic healthy herbs honey with Thyme flavors. The multifloral components and the Thyme blossoms unite for a well balanced, joyful and healthy honey experience.

Herbs & Thyme honey from the Peloponnese

CHF 5.00

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

Carob tree blossom honey from the Peloponnese

An extremely rare, intense and distinct honey variety made from the carob tree blossoms at the Bairaktaris farm.

Carob tree blossom honey from the Peloponnese

CHF 5.00

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


wooden gift boxes


Empty Box for 6 x 85g glasses

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!

Wooden box for 6 honey glasses of 85g 3 oz each. Just the box!

CHF 9.50

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Empty Box for 12 x 85g glasses

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).

box for 12 honeys 85g each

CHF 12.50

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Empty Box for 1 glass any size

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.

Wooden box medium size for 1 glass of 8.8oz or 17.6oz.

CHF 7.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Empty Box for 3 glasses any size

LARGE TRIPPLE JAR GIFTBOXES fits three jars from 85 to 300g (8.50 CHF box) and from 85g to 500g (9.00 CHF box). You can also mix jars of different sizes in these sturdy boxes which 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 wooden gift box for 3 glasses.

CHF 8.50

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1


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