At de Traay we work togehter with professional beekeepers who fulfil all the norms to the highest standards, this to ensure that we can deliver honey with a high quality standard together with care for the people, bees and plants that are living in a safe environment because of those standards. Below are a few interesting personal stories of some of the beekeepers we are cooperating with, together with the story of the owner of de Traay himself who delivers our own polder- and heath honey.
In 1972 I had a small shop with organic products inside my student room. At that moment I was already aware of the importance of healthy and fair foods and its positive impact on the people and the environment, in 1977 I started an organic dymanic gardernary located in Leersum. Between excavating potatoes I already spent a lot of my time on beekeeping.
The beehives from the apiculture of Christina and her boyfriend Micha are located in Neuhardenberg, oost Brandenburg. Close to the apiculture are beautiful fields filled with rapeseed, acacia and linden trees were the bees can obtain the nectar.More about beekeeper Christina
The apiculture of Claudia located in El Salvador, a family business founded by her father. The passion for beekeeping all began in the 70's with a total of 13 beehives.
At the moment we have about 2.000 beehives. "We still enjoy it every day to learn about the life, the behaviour,the nutrition and the production of our bees."
More about beekeeper Claudia
Beekeeper Günter is deliver us the delicious Demeter honey for years now. to obtain this mild cream honey the bees are collecting nectar from cornflowers, thistles and dandilions in the pristine fields of Germany. Beekeeper Günter does this in an organic dynamic way.More about beekeeper Gunter
Beekeeper Adam from Neuw Zealand is delivering us the delicious manuka honey together with his organic thyme and clover honey originating from New Zealand for many years now. The apiculture of Adam is a family owned business already for five generations with organically certified honey being produced since 1995. In New Zealand 30% of the service area exists out of protected areas like nature reserve and parks.More about beekeeper Adam
The beehives at the apiculture of Leyla are located in the Spanish Pyrenees. The apiculture is a small family business that delivers us delicious organic heath and chestnut honey for many years now.More about beekeeper Leyla