Hurters Honey was founded in 1978 by Johan Hurter. Johan who started beekeeping as a hobby soon saw the potential in the market. His first customer was Ina Paarman who bought one bucket of honey at a time. At this stage Johan still enjoyed his hobby from home, but soon had to obtain a small store to set up his equipment. The whole family had to help over weekends, the frames needed to be uncapped and honey extracted. Johan was excited when Woolworths made contact with him and soon started to supply honey to them. Johan moved from doing only bulk honey to bottled honey as well. From humble beginnings to a thriving business. His son, Jacques, joined the beekeeping business to assist with the growing demand for honey and his daughter, Natasha joined the assist on the administration side of the business.
Today Hurters Honey is well established in the local market and also have an export contract to Dubai. With innovative new products and packaging, Hurters Honey is embracing a bright future.
South Africa has over 400 different occurring vegetation types which results in a vast amount of different honey types.
FYNBOS honey is produced in the uniquely South African shrub land occurring in a narrow belt in the
Mediterranean-climate, winter rainfall coastal and mountainous areas of the Western Cape
BLUE GUM HONEY has a distinct malty taste and is produced from nectar collected from the blooms of the Eucalyptus tree.
WILD BLOSSOM HONEY is the broad term for honey derived from all other types of vegetation.
CAPE COASTAL HONEY is region bound, an area along the coast of the Namakwaland in the
Northern Cape and the West Coast and Cape Metro coast in the Western Cape.
Honey is produced from the first flowers blooming after the winter rains.
These flowering plants are very dependant on rainfall as it influences the period in which they will blossom.
Flowers include shrubs and succulents like vygies, growing on the dunes and coastal flats.