Pitcairn has one of the most disease-free bee populations of anywhere in the world. It is considered the rarest and purest honey in the world because there is no pollution on the island. The bees and plants on the Island have never been exposed to chemicals or diseases that could harm their species, so the multi-floral honey produced is of exceptional purity and quality
The only thing done to the honey is finely sieving any foreign bits such as dead bees or parts of the cone, etc. before jarring the honey. For water content, the cooperative and some bee keepers now have a refractometer which will test for and measure water content. The test is standard for quality control.
The rich and intense fruitiness of Pitcairn's honey is attributed to the nectar from the Mango, Lata, Passion Flower, Guava and Rose apple flowers found in abundance on Pitcairn.
Pitcairn is a tiny remote spot in the South Pacific, roughly halfway between Chile and New Zealand. It is less than two square miles in area and is inhabited by only about fifty people. Pitcairn is blessed with a unique variety of flowering plants, including guavas, papayas, passion flowers, mangoes, and rose apples, to name but a few. This particular blend of flowers is found nowhere else in the world, making Pitcairn honey one of the world's rarer honeys. The blend of nectars produces a flavour so wonderful that it has even become a favourite of the Queen of England!