Wild nature, millions of flowers and pure Scandinavian air creates the perfect environment to produce delicious honey and high quality propolis. It is important for us at Hikiän to offer honey which is unheated and untreated directly from the bee hives. To guarantee premium quality, our beehives can be found in only the most ideal locations in Finland’s country side.
Hikiän raw honey is tested yearly for its HMF levels. Latest tests show HMF levels of 3,8 mg/kg which is exceptionally good. Finland’s beekeeping association has set guide levels as follows: maximum allowable = 40mg/kg “Good” Quality = 15 mg/kg.
*Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is a break-down product of fructose. It forms slowly during storage and very quickly when honey is heated. Fresh natural honey can have varying levels of HMF. In the hive honey would normally be below 1 mg/kg but levels soon start to rise with temperatures above 20°C. It is usual for HMF to be below 10 mg/kg in fresh extracted honey. Levels higher than this may indicate excessive heating during the extraction process or packaging process.
We at Hikiän have selected Violet glass for packaging. We wish to hand over the products to our clients in such a way that the special quality is completely maintained over a longer time period.
Queen beekeeper. Chairwoman in Southern Finland beekeepers association.
Kiia is passionate about bees and is an avid supporter of ensuring their environment and treatment is kept consistent with the way nature intended. Kiia finds it interesting to learn how the bees are communicating with to each other and their daily movements. "They know so many things better than us"
Second generation, Master beekeeper. Following the footsteps of his Grandfather.
Reko finds it interesting to track how the industry has developed since the early days of beekeeping in Finland, but says he never wants to see some of the traditional sustainable methods change "I want to make sure that there are bees for next generations too"
Our propolis is a pure superpower from nature. Known as natures own antibiotic as it has been used to treat many illnesses for thousands of years. Scientists have proven that propolis has the ablity to fight bad bacteria and viruses. It's secret is the propolis flavonoids that releases antioxidants and has the power to prevent illness or even heal different diseases.