We are on a mission to offset our carbon foot-print generated by our warehouse operations. This is a long-term project, and one of the initiatives adopted is permaculture techniques in our land located in Mtahleb, on the western coast of the Maltese islands.
In 2023, we have successfully planted over 100 trees and are cultivating 10 honey bee colonies. The land is kept free of pesticides and herbicides to ensure all living organisms can benefit from this ecosystem. We proudly present to you our produce Olive Oil & Honey, which have been extracted as part of this project.
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Our olive groves are located at Mtaħleb, situated at the Western Coast of Malta. The trees have been organically cultivated and are predominantly of the Maltija variety which is one of the four cultivars endemic to the Maltese Islands.
Collection is done in the months of October and November. This is crucial to ensure that the full flavour of the olive is captured. All our olives are hand picked in order to maintain the integrity of this delicate fruit.
Upon harvesting, our olives are cold-extracted ensuring a perfectly fresh olive oil with the lowest acidity level and flawless quality.
Filtering and bottling
Immediately after the separation in the mill, the extra virgin olive oil is filtered to remove all natural impurities and sediment, which will be used to oxidise the oil more rapidly. After all these precious and careful steps, PURE olive oil is bottled and ready to be enjoyed.
We take immense pride in sustainably cultivating honey bee colonies in their natural habitat. Nestled amidst the serene rural surroundings of Mtahleb, located on the scenic Western Coast of Malta, our apiary provides a sanctuary for our colonies of Apis mellifera. Cultivated using modern beekeeping techniques, we place the utmost priority on maintaining the health and well-being of our bee populations.
Honey Making Process
The process starts by the worker bees flying from one flower to the other to collect nectar. Once the bee's stomach has reached the full capacity, it returns to the hive where the nectar is passed from one bee to the other to further break down the sugars and reduce water content.
Once the nectar becomes honey, the honeybees will store it in the wax cells inside the honeycomb. Once the cells are filled with ripened honey, worker bees seal them with a beeswax cap to protect the honey from moisture and contaminants.
Now that the honey is ready, our dedicated beekeepers remove the extra honey, while keeping the necessary honey for the colonies to feed on in their hives. The beeswax caps are removed, and the frames are placed in an centrifuge to extract honey from the cells.
Filtering and Bottling
The honey is then filtered from debris and allowed to settle for two to four weeks. The honey is then bottled, labelled and ready for you to indulge in!