The processes we follow at Miel Sierra Bermeja are what make our products special. Without chemical processes and in an artisan way, providing the highest quality to all of them. Do you want to know how we make them?
Honey extraction process
After the winter withers, we prepare the hives for pollen extraction, taking advantage of the spring flowering season, when the flowers of Sierra Bermeja are at their peak. In summer, they move to other places to take advantage of the pollen of summer flowers such as eucalyptus or thyme. After the summer, they move again to places with autumn blooms, so there are always reserves for the winter.
On harvesting days we remove the frames from the combs when the honey is perfectly ripe for extraction. We then extract the honey by hand, separating it from the wax of the comb itself. After centrifuging it, it is deposited in metal containers. Afterwards, a sample is extracted and sent to the laboratory to ensure the quality we demand.
The honey is filtered through a mesh screen to remove any traces of wax, bee legs or bee wings. Once filtered, the honey rests for several days in a macerator. Without any chemical process, we proceed to the packaging in our glass jars. After that, it is labelled and sent to our trusted establishments.
100% HANDMADE EXTRACTION
Home-Grown honey, directly from our bees to your home
Pollen extraction process
Spring, when flowering is at its peak, is also the ideal time to collect pollen. In our hives we install a ‘pollen trapdoor’ where we collect some of the pollen collected by our bees, which transport it from the flowers to the hive on their hind legs.
This pollen is very humid, so in order to prevent the appearance of microorganisms that could spoil it, we collect it and transfer it to the warehouse. There it is dried with warm air until it reaches the optimum humidity point for its conservation. Once dry, it is cleaned with air to remove bee legs and wings and immediately vacuum-packed for preservation. From there to the customer, without any chemical process and preserving the maximum quality.
A UNIQUE PLACE, METICULOUS CARE AND 100% HANDMADE HARVESTING RESULT IN PRODUCTS OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY.
Royal jelly extraction process
Another of our products that could not be missing due to its numerous beneficial properties for health. It is a substance secreted directly by the bees, so we must create a favourable environment for its production and collection. In spring, when the hive is in full population growth, we install artificial queen houses that mimic the place where new queens are created. There, the nurse bees, which are the ones with the specific glands developed, deposit the royal jelly.
After this, the product, which needs to be refrigerated during transport to the warehouse, is extracted by means of an absorption process. Due to its delicacy, it is immediately packaged and stored in the refrigerator, where it is ready for the customer.