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Hopetoun Farm Shop Makes a Beeline for Honey Ice Cream

Posted: 2nd July 2015

To celebrate National Ice Cream month this July, Hopetoun Farm Shop in South Queensferry has created a sweet treat – with the help of the Hopetoun honeybees and a Scottish Borders Ice Cream Parlour.


Hopetoun Farm Shop has enlisted the help of Giacopazzi’s to make delicious honey ice cream, created using the honey from the Hopetoun Estate’s beehives. The Eyemouth Ice Cream company have combined their quality, locally sourced ingredients with Hopetoun honey to make the limited-edition ice cream, exclusively available in the shop.

The honeybees, managed by Murray McGregor and his team at Denrosa, were brought to Hopetoun Estate ten years ago to aid in the pollination of the arable crops, wild flowers and trees that adorn the land at Hopetoun. The Estate is now home to 16 groups of honeybees, which, in the peak season, can contain up to 12 millions bees. Jars of the home grown honey are also available to buy in Hopetoun Farm Shop.

Marc Cherrie, Hopetoun Farm Shop General Manager, commented “We work closely with artisan food producers to create new and exciting products, using ingredients and produce from Hopetoun Estate, that our customers will love.”

Hopetoun Honey Ice Cream is now available to buy in Hopetoun Farm Shop, costing £2.99 per 120ml tub.

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