The Pitcairn Islands are one the most remote honey producing spots on earth. Short of the astronauts on the International Space Station deciding to keep bees we can't imagine a place that is any more inconvenient to bring in honey from. Neighborhood Hive has made arrangements with the government of the Pitcairn Islands to bring in a limited number of this extraordinary honey in Q4, 2019.
The Pitcairn islands were settled in 1790 by PIRATES. Yes, 9 mutineers from the famed ship HMS Bounty (Mutiny on the Bounty) settled the Pitcairn Islands with some local Polynesians and the island has been an exceptionally out of the way destination ever since.
In May 1998, the UK Government aid agency, the Department for International Development, funded an apiculture program for Pitcairn which included training for Pitcairn's beekeepers and a detailed analysis of the disease status of Pitcairn bees and honey. As a result, Pitcairn is now able to export a very, very limited amount of honey products to wholesalers like Neighborhood Hive.
Pitcairn has one of the most disease free bee populations of anywhere in the world and the honey produced is of an exceptionally high quality. The apicultural scientist conducting the project, also found that Pitcairn bees were a particularly placid variety and within a short time, was able to work with them wearing minimal protection.
The rich and intense fruitiness of Pitcairn's honey is attributed to the nectar from the Mango, Lata, Passion Flower, Guava and Roseapple flowers found in abundance on Pitcairn.
Talk about a honey that has been completely untouched by the rest of the world. This honey will make an amazing gift for the raw honey enthusiast who thinks they've seen it all.