Bees are very beneficial to the environment, and at Ben Alder there is a lot of scope to provide a safe haven for these amazing creatures. To that end, a beekeeping expert set out some hives at a test location this summer. The production of heather honey proved to be far beyond all expectations. The plan is to host more hives spread out over several locations in 2022.
Heather honey is fast becoming an internationally famed Scottish food product. It’s widely thought to rival the acclaimed manuka honey imported into the UK.