Wild northern nature, crisp clean air, and vast spaces with few people. Forests full of sub-arctic berries with roaming moose, wolf and bear interspersed with meadows of wildflowers. This is the environment is where our bees live and this pure nordic nature is reflected in the premium quality honey they make for you.
The sun hardly sets during the short northern summer. Nature explodes with flowers for a short, sweet period of just a few weeks, during which the bees work around the clock to gather their sweet treasure, before once again the northern winter comes around and the bees huddle up in their hive until the next spring.
We believe that the highest quality food is produced at an artisanal scale. Because we keep bees on a small scale, we can afford to work without making any compromises in the process of producing our virgin raw honey.
AiTO Virgin Honey is a premium product: pure, raw, unadulterated, just the way the bees made it. Aito means genuine, pure, in Finnish, and that is exactly what our honey is!
Our uncompromising focus on quality starts at the way we treat our bees, to how we handle the raw honey they produce, all the way to the packaging and customer service.
The best quality raw honey comes from freshly built, virgin wax comb. AiTO Virgin Honey is exceptional because it is made exclusively from honey in freshly built wax comb. We let our bees build fresh honey comb every year to guarantee a premium quality product. This truly sets AiTO Virgin Honey apart.
Building virgin wax costs the bees a lot of effort and it takes a lot of nectar. This reduces the quantity of our harvest significantly, but it ensures the premium quality of our product.
We have AiTO Virgin Honey tested in an internationally renowned laboratory to guarantee that our honey meets our very high standard. The independent laboratory tests have proven our honey to be free from GMOs and Glyphosate as well as hundreds of other pesticides that were tested.
The quality parameters of our raw honey are also outstanding. The exceptionally low HMF* value of 1,2 mg/kg shows that our honey has not been heated and the beneficial enzymes contained in AiTO Virgin Honey are in healthy condition.
AiTO Virgin Honey is made by Dr. Claude Flener. The former environmental scientist decided to leave the academic word behind to become a master beekeeper. He loves looking after his bees in a bee-friendly manner he has a passion for making the best quality honey.
A native of Luxembourg, Claude was attracted to the wild open spaces of northern Europe and has made Finland his home for the last twenty years. The clean air, wild nature and lack of traffic and crowds is what drew him here. Now he wants to share the clean nordic nature with you in the form of a gourmet food product: raw nordic honey from virgin wax comb.
Our special edition AiTO Roude Léiw Hunneg aus Finnland is now available exclusively in Luxembourg.
This “Honey made in Finland by a Luxembourger” is a collaboration between Dr. Claude Flener of AiTO Virgin Honey and Will Kreutz of AtYpiCal Roude Léiw.
“We created Hunneg aus Finland together with Atypical Roude Léiw because I wanted to share the best of the nordic nature with my compatriots. Finnish honey is a rare treat not normally available in Luxembourg – virgin honey even more so.” -Claude Flener