April 14, 2021 Arrival of rare Greek honey treasures!
We are honored and happy to announce a new partnership! In close collaboration with Asterios Liapis, an experienced Greek beekeeper, we have carefully selected the most exciting and rare Greek honeys for our customers in order to establish an innovative and unique product range. These honeys are all made by passionate local beekeepers who take utmost care of their bees and the nature, providing a taste and quality experience far beyond touristic honey souvenirs.
For the first time ever such a collection of rare Greek honeys is available outside of Greece. Enjoy!
April 2, 2021 alpuris launches the first ever Swiss organic honey subscription with a new, different honey to discover and enjoy every month! (... it might as well be the first honey subscription of its kind globally, but being Swiss, we are humble...)
This unique subscription provides a delightful journey of the Swiss Alps and countyside month by month based on carefully selected, certified organic honeys (BioSuisse or Demeter or even both labels).
Together with each honey you (or the person you gave the subscription as a gift) will receive an information letter about the origin and the special characteristics of this honey. All deliveries come nicely packed in a box with wood wool, a special label and every subscription also includes a free 60 page notebook.
This book was especially produced by alpuris and holds information on how to taste honey, a honey tasting wheel, important facts about bees and honey as well as a broad explanation of beekeeping terms.
Since the amount of organic honey in Switzerland is very limited, we are only able to supply a small number of these special subscriptions.
February 3, 2021 One of our beekeepers, Nora Mäntysaari from Finland, produced a great video about her passion for bees and honey. No marketing bla bla, just an authentic, fascinating insight into the world of beekeeping.
We offer two of Nora's unique honeys from Finland at alpuris:
December 24, 2020 ...more new Greek honeys!
Just on time for Christmas beekeeper Kiriakos Viros from the mountain region of Epirus, Northern Greece, provided us with some rare and outstanding organic honeys:
- Arbutus honey
- Chestnut honey
- Fir honey
- Pine honey
These wonderful varieties add perfectly to our unique range of organic Greek honeys - an unparalleled offer in Switzerland!
November 9, 2020 New honey varieties from the Bairaktaris family, organic beekeepers for over 100 years in the Southern Peloponnese.
The chances for outstanding honey varieties are perfect when passion, experience and an ideal climate meet. We are happy to present our new organic Thyme honey, Herb & Thyme honey and the Carob Tree Blossom honey produced by the Bairaktaris family in Greece! These honeys have won the international "Great Taste" award and are sold exclusively by alpuris for Switzerland.
October 25, 2020: Our new broad healh range based on all natural, organic bee products like Propolis, Gelée Royale and Honey. All items undergo strict quality controls and laboratory testing. Just in time for the upcoming winter season! Here is the link:
August 16, 2020 The 2020 honey harvest shows exciting results! Until the end of September 2020, we will be able to present you even more gorgeous Swiss Alpine and other honey varieties with outstanding quality. Please check this website (for German speakers: www.alpuris.com) frequently for updates!
June 9, 2020 Alpine Spring in a glass... the new 2020 Pignia honey from beekeeper Gion Grischott (Grisons) has arrived!
Gion is proud of this extraordinary honey, and so are we. The honey is full of smooth dandelion & multiple alpine flower flavours, creamed to perfection, outstanding in every aspect and simply irresistible. No wonder that this honey has been awarded the gold medal for quality at the London International Honey Competiton, as well as the BioGourmet Award in Switzerland. It's BioSuisse organic and demeter certified.
We have a very limited stock of this honey, and it is produced just once a year according to strict demeter regulations. No heating, no second filling process, just pure unique joy.
November 3, 2019 New arrival: Val Poschiavo creamed Alpine Honey! Beekeeper Diego Lardelli has spent several weeks to produce this honey which is "creamed to perfection". It will stay like this for the months so it is not too liquid and not too hard when you use it.
The bee colonies live on a plateau near the tiny village of Cavaglia, at an altitude of 1700m asl, and the taste is dominated by Alpine Roses together with a multitude of wild Alpine flowers that can be found in this region.
October 21, 2019 As the winter approaches we decided to add a big portion of concentrated sunshine to our product range... Here are three new honeys from the remote mountain areas of Northern Greece: Pindos Oak Forest Honey, Kipari Sage Honey and Tzoumerka Heather Honey.
We have been looking and searching for these honeys since about 2 years and now we are extremely happy to offer them. There is a lot of rubbish on the market, as some mass producers do not really care much about natural and high quality honey. Many honeys are microfiltered which makes them look nice but also destroys their natural character, it changes honey to become an industrial product.
Our beekeeper in Greece, Kiriakos Viros, does the contrary. He decided to become an organic beekeeper 7 years ago in order to supply his family with pure organic, high quality food. His honeys gain our highest appreciation: they are intense, exciting and simply outstanding from any other honey we tasted.
Now available in our internation honey range.
October 12, 2019 Right on time for the cold season: the new harvest of the sunflower honey with propolis has arrived! Beekeeper Johannes Gruber works according to strict organic regulations and uses only propolis from his own hives as add-on to his sunflower honey from the Burgenland region in Austria. Propolis is the strongest natural antibiotic and its effect on health is well documented. Together with sunflower honey, it even becomes a gourmet delight!
Now available in 70g and 220g jars at healthy prices.
September 23, 2019 Autumn is here, and so is our brand new health product line based on honey and other bee products.
The nicely packed 200g bee pollen jars from the Swiss Emmental, produced by local beekeepers from this region, is a great start. More products will follow soon. You can find them in our "Health" section.
September 23, 2019. A new arrival from Austria, rare and really special: The Naintschgraben DF (double fermented) spruce forest honey made by migratory beekeeper Johannes Gruber. This honey is part of our honey/international range.
In certain years honey cristallizes already in the bee hive due to melezitose (a special kind of sugar found mainly in honeydew), and the beekeeper can't extract it any more from the honeycomb. It takes a lot of experience and skills to use this cristallized honey as a natural nutrition for the bees in the same hive, but it really pays off: this Naintschgraben DF type of honey has been processed twice by the bees, it is highly concentrated and shows an intense, malty, musk taste with all the flavors of the deep spruce mountain forest. Unique.
August 27, 2019 Now our honey range for this season is almost complete (well, to be honest, it never stops growing, it's just too exciting to stop...). Here are some of the new honey varieties that arrived over the past 3 weeks:
- Alpine blossom and forest honey from Val Des Dix, Valais. This is an extremely strong and intense honey. Bees live at an altitude of 1400m asl amidst a steep flowery meadow, close to an alpine forest. This allows bees to choose their nutrition wherever the best offer is - from a huge variety of alpine flowers or from the honeydew in the nearby forest. Taste: concentrated, with fruity and herbal notes. Color: dark, clear brown. Consistency: liquid, remains like this for the next months.
- Alpine blossom honey from Bergell, Grisons. One of the all-time-favorites of honey lovers, unique fresh and fruity taste, lemon and very slight chestnut notes. Clear, bright yellow, liquid. Well, as if this wasn't good enough: Based on a special agreement with beekeeper Claudio Gianotti we managed to get our honey from his three Bergell locations in separate deliveries, available for honey lovers on special request. Apart from his "classic" Bergell honey from Promontogno, we can also supply a variety from a location just a few hundred meters away (there is a difference in the linden and chestnut-portion of both honeys) as well as from a location a few kilometers apart at the Maloya pass (this honey has a strong portion of alpine roses). If you are interested in tasting two or all three varieties, e.g. in a wooden gift box for three glasses or just in 2 or 3 glasse, please send an email to: email@example.com
- Jura mountain honey from Le Noirmont by Pierre Froidevaux. We had to wait a long time for this specialty, as it wasn't sure if there would be any
honey available for sale at all - but here it is now, and we are happy to be able to offer this variety to you even in hard times when some beekeepers do not have any harvest at all or just an
extremely low quantity. For Pierre, this meant that he had just 4 kilos of honey from a hive this year instead of the common 20-30 kilos in this region. Good relationship, trust and fair payments
made it possible. A rich and intense honey with the broad variety of flowery meadows at an altitude of 1000m asl, from the remote areas of the Nature Park Doubs. Color: deep yellow. Consitency:
cristallizes quickly due to the low water content.
- Alpine blossom honey from Grindelwald. This delicious honey offers the full range of Grindelwald's flowery meadows plus a tiny little bit of a spicy linden and citrus touch as a free add-on... Unique.
August 11, 2019 We are happy - the alpuris babies are born! It took us a long time to find small one-portion-glasses which fit the quality of the products we are offering in these glasses. Here they are, and we are even more happy that we immediatley found a customer who cares as much as we do about local, high-quality products from small manufacturers. The Swiss Panoramic Gourmet AG is now using our straw- and blackberry jams as well as an Alpine blossom honey in their wonderful Panoramic trains that cross the Alps between Valais and Grisons - another perfect fit!
This glass size (22 - 28g per glass depending on the content) is especially designed for the gastronomic, hotel and event business, but it can be used for private events as well. BTW: The honey is exclusively produced for alpuris by beekeeper David Conradin from his Lüsai black bee hives (1920m asl), and the jam is made by Nicolo Paganini at his fruit farm and agriturismo in Campascio - always worth a visit!
August 5, 2019 We're back from an exciting road trip to visit our beekeepers in the Val Müstair and Engiadina region, where we were able to pick up the new harvest.
- The Lüsai black bee honey from Val Müstair (organic BioSuisse) which is exclusively produced for alpuris
- An awesome Alpine blossom honey which is new in our range. It is produced in the village of Tschlin (1500m asl)
Both honeys can now be ordered in our Webshop - enjoy!
July 29, 2019 What a discovery! We always loved hiking in the Bernese Oberland, especially in the Lenk/Simmental region. During one of these hikes we discovered the wonderful traditional Swiss bee house of Markus Zbären close to Lenk, and after some interesting discussions and a tasting of his new harvest we knew that we had to have this unique Alpine blossom honey in our range. An irresistable, broad, intense taste of wild Alpine meadows (bees collect nectar up to 2400m asl starting from 1000m), a golden color and the option to add a creamed version of his honey to the normal variety. We couldn't think of anything else we'd wished for... This honey can be ordered as from the end of August in our Webshop.
July 22, 2019 It was a tough and depressing Spring time in many parts of Switzerland, including the Jura mountains. Due to the cold and wet weather conditions, there was no Spring honey to be harvested. Nethertheless, alpuris is happy to present you a truly wonderful, rich and intense Summer honey from the Jura mountains (Les Bois is located at 1000m asl amidst the Nature Park Doubs). Beekeeper Jacques Willemin reserved a very small batch of his best honey for us, which is now on sale - don't miss it...