De Traay honey is passionately tested, tasted and processed in the Flevopolder. For over 35 years the company has its own beekeeping facility. To minimalize the strain on the environment, De Traay buys as much honey as possible from regional European beekeepers. Sometimes however, it also imports honey from further away (for instance from Argentina or Mexico) where large, unspoiled natural areas are home to specific sorts, such as the tea tree (Manuka) in New Zeeland.
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About De Traay
Turning a Hobby into a Profession
In the 1970s, Wouter Vuijk was studying to become a silversmith. He was also very enthusiastic about healthy nutrition and healthy food. In 1972 he decided to combine his studies with his hobby and opened a small organic shop in his student room selling organically farmed products like grains, nuts, yoghurt and also honey from a local beekeeper. Wouter became close friends with the beekeeper, who aroused his interest in beekeeping. Not long after Wouter decided to buy his first own beehive. In 1977, Wouter purchased a piece of land in Leersum and “Imkerij de Traay “was established. The company was situated on Traayweg, once a winding sand path between Leersum and Door giving the company its name, “de Traay”!
Passion for Organic
The founder of De Traay has been practicing organic beekeeping for over 35 years, and has great passion and care for sustainable environment. In cooperation with SKAL (the sole organic inspection body of the Netherlands, introduced by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs), De Traay set up the EKO honey guidelines. Its processing procedures and end-products are subject to high quality requirements. De Traay works according to the official HACCP guidelines (a guarantee system which among other things guarantees food safety) and is BRC certified at the highest level. The combination of passion and quality care gives de Traay’s honey its delicious taste! The company does not use antibiotics, honey-harvesting substances or any other chemicals. De Traay aims to cooperate with beekeepers that also prioritize sustainability, clean environment for people, bees and plants. With De Traay, you can taste the beekeeper’s care!
Organic Honey, Bee Products, Syrups And Wine
De Traay is well-known for its delicious organic honey varieties, honey specialties and bee products. It combines traditional beekeeping with modern-day honey-processing. The result is a dazzling assortment of delicious high-quality honey varietals like linden honey with a hint of mint, fresh acacia honey or Provence lavender honey. Besides its range of delicious honey products and specialties De Traay also offer a great range of natural sweeteners made from honey syrups and honey herb wine.
Bee Natural Cosmetics
Since 1977 the Traay has been producing honey with great care and passion. The company discovered not only is honey a natural product that is very tasty and good to eat it also contains nourishing properties that are good for skin and hair. Thus was Bee Natural Cosmetics was introduced in 1993. Bee Natural Cosmetics offers a wide range of natural personal care and cosmetics products made with honey or honey related ingredients. For more information, you can visit Bee Natural Cosmetics Brand Page.
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