Plant-based alternatives to honey are made with fruit, agave nectar (a relative of cactus) or brown rice syrup. If you eat real honey, choose brands that don’t smoke out the bees after harvest (which sometimes kills the Queen bee). It takes the work of 20,000 bees to make just 1/2 teaspoon (beekeepers may be interested in Flow Hive, which allows honey to flow, without disturbing bees). Never feed honey to babies, it can cause botulism.
Use these vegan honeas with yoghurt, pancakes, toast or cereal, or to sweeten black or herbal tea. Some foods (avocados, almonds, melon, kiwi & butternut squash) can use ‘migratory bee-keeping’ which leaves the bees to starve, after harvest. It’s uncommon in the UK, find out more at The Conversation. See how to save our bees.
- Plant Based Artisan Vegan Honea is made with apples
- Orange Blossom Honea has a fresh woody pine aroma
- Lavender Honea has lemon mint undertones
- Honea Butter is good with sourdough bread or crumpets
- Northern Pantry is made from Cheshire-grown apples
- Citrus Twist Honey features a splash of lemon peel & ginger
- Pear Punch Honey has a sweet mellow taste, good for desserts
- Bee Approved is made with brown rice syrup