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Arctic Delicacies

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Arctic Delicacies, hand produced delicacies by the worlds northernmost beekeeper, the Beekeeper at Rolvsøy 71° north.

On idyllic Rolvsøy, in the ocean’s mouth between Hammerfest and Honningsvåg, Siss Heidi Hansen runs the world’s northernmost bee farm.

The luxuriant Rolvsøy summer also brings other delicacies. Siss Heidi gathers herbs and berries to make fresh, sweet, delicious products.

All delicacies from Rolvsøy are ecologically produced, hand picked and hand made by Siss Heidi herself.

On idyllic Rolvsøy, in the fjord’s mouth between Hammerfest and Honningsvåg, Siss Heidi Hansen runs the world’s northernmost bee farm.

In stark contrast to the bleak, harrowing, bitter-cold winter, the Rolvsøy summer offers an abundance of wild flowers that the bees can gather nectar from. This is what gives honey from Rolvsøy its unique flavour. In particularly good summers, the bees are out while the cloudberries bloom, producing the exclusive cloudberry honey.

The luxuriant Rolvsøy summer also brings other delicacies. Siss Heidi gathers herbs and berries to make fresh, sweet, delicious products. All through summer, the bees are busy gathering nectar for the Rolvsøy honey.

Keeping bees at this latitude is challenging in many ways. The bees need warmth to produce honey, and the coast of Finnmark can be a merciless place. But during good summers, an intensity of flavour results that can’t be found anywhere else. The constant light of the midnight sun makes the ground abound with wild flowers and herbs, from which come exclusive delicacies and tastes.

As Siss Heidi herself puts it: ”Nature is a treasure trove”.

Honey
A delicious mixture of summer flowers and Arctic skies. Ecological honey made from the nectar of dandelions, clovers, blueberries, lingonberries, willowherbs, cranesbill and violets.

Honey drops
Heavenly sweets made of honey from Rolvsøy. Sweet relief for sore throats, or just an extra, everyday luxury.

Cloudberry honey
In good years, the bees can gather nectar from the cloudberries’ flowers during early summer. They give an exclusive honey with a fruity flavour and a hint of malt.

Luxury cloudberries
Cloudberries ripened under the midnight sun, for pure enjoyment or decoration. These specially selected cloudberries taste excellent with a glass of fine cognac.

Rhubarb jam with angelica
A northern classic. A fresh taste of rhubarb with spicy hints of wild angelica. Try it with waffles and crème fraiche.

Chive purée
Purée of chive stalks. Gives a delicious, fresh flavour to salads, dressings, pasta, soups, sauces or dips. Eccellent with salmon or trout.

Dandelion sirup
Extract from the dandelion flower. The taste resembles honey, and is suited for desserts, ice cream and cheese. Also excellent as a sweetener for herbal tea.

Cloudberry jam
Delicious, fresh cloudberry jam. A short boiling time gives a tasty jam with many whole berries.