Sainfoin is one of the best plants for bee attractant and pollination. Bees readily take nectar from the pink flowers and sainfoin nectar makes excellent honey. Sainfoin does not require fertilizer and provides nitrogen-fixing capabilities, cutting feed and plot costs significantly. Sainfoin is very winter-hardy and drought resistant. This flower is a non-bloating, deep-rooted, perennial legume that is highly nutritious, and very palatable for all classes of grazing animals. Sainfoin also makes an excellent wildlife attractant and feed for deer & elk.
White Mountain Honey understands the precious rarity of truly raw, pure honey. Our quality control is stringent to ensure our trusted customers are receiving a genuine product. Our supply chains are very short as we deal directly with small. We work closely with these artisans to protect their livelihoods, their traditional way of life, and the sustainability of their work. All White Mountain honey is raw, straight from the hive with no heat-treatment or micro-filters which would rob it of the potent health-promoting enzymes. None of our beekeepers feed sugar solutions or supplements to their bees either. We are dedicated to finding the purest most natural honey there is.
The world’s climate and natural environments are undergoing some major changes so sustainability is a major concern and has become the most preferred and adaptive way of life. In food production, it means acting in a way that maintains a balanced environment and healthy ecosystem.
We all must strive in making this happen together. Here are some of the steps that we take to play our part in making as little impact as possible on the natural world in tandem with our community of beekeepers:
The heart of our business is raw honey. We’ve developed a cooperative of beekeepers in Kyrgyzstan enabling them to carry on centuries-old traditions in harmony with nature. They gently harvest honey at appropriate times, disturbing the hives as little as possible and leaving the bees with plentiful honey to sustain them through cooler weather to feed and breed.
Most of our beekeepers are situated in very remote areas. We will never work with anyone that uses antibiotics, sugar syrup, moves hives from location to location, and other harsh and disruptive methods with the bees. Our beekeepers use a bee-centered approach to hive management so that bees can behave naturally.
The movement of food around the world, especially by air, is a big contributor to global warming. That is why we transport our honey in bulk and then package it locally. This reduces the weight and volume, therefore the impact. Wherever possible we ship our stocks by sea.
White Mountain Honey has pioneered the use of ladling raw honey from large glass bowls on the counter. Again this lessens the impact of transport and means we can predict supply accurately without waste. We have always sold our honey in glass jars with wooden condiments and will never use single-use plastic containers.
Our jars are beautifully wrapped and packed to give a warm earthy look perfect for gifting on any occasion.
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We are always looking at ways that we can improve sustainability. At present that is finding a system of recycling so that customers can refill their clean glass jars. Be sure that the honey that you buy is genuine, ethical, and puts bee welfare and sustainability first.
We are a small team from UAE working with beekeepers from the mountains in Kyrgyzstan. We believe in producing and marketing 100% natural honey with sustainable methods. We intend to preserve our planet’s biodiversity, nourish and take care of our people and their traditional methods.