Breitsamer & Ulrich
Third Generation Honey Specialists
The company history of the Breitsamer family begins in the 1930s. It started with a small shop for milk and honey in Munich. After the war, the honey from their own apiary wasn’t enough anymore. Thus it was additionally purchased from other apiaries, mainly in the southern Bavarian region. In over 85 years and three generations, the Breitsamer family has constantly improved their knowledge about honey as a natural product. Just like company founder Johann Breitsamer knew every beekeeper personally in the beginning, it is still important to us to visit and check on our contractual beekeepers on a regular basis.
In Franconia, the Ulrich company history developed in a similar way. Georg Ulrich, the company founder, began jarring and trading honey in the 1950s.
Johann Breitsamer and Georg Ulrich know each other from beekeeper days and association meetings. They realised their similarities very early on. Breitsamer was the honey family in Upper Bavaria, Ulrich the honey family in Franconia, so it was obvious that both families would join to become THE Bavarian honey specialist. A perfect partnership – then and now.
In our family company, Breitsamer & Ulrich, everything revolves around the delicious natural product of honey. We focus on first class quality and authentic flavour of the honey.
Robert Breitsamer and Thomas Ulrich are now leading the family company in its third generation. Both are united by the passion for honey and pride in the company tradition. This tradition is committed to quality, which is why our company is certified according to the International Featured Standard Food, among others.
Therefore, the honey’s journey from the bees to a finished product is always comprehensible for you as our costumer. It is our goal to not offer you as many exotic honeys as possible, but few and good ones.
The Beginnings of the Breitsamer Family
24. May 1935
Johann Breitsamer ran a small milk shop in the Munich district of Haidhausen and sold honey from the family’s own apiary.
The Beginnings of the Ulrich Family
24. May 1954
Georg Ulrich from Nuremberg was engaged in jarring and trading honey.
24. May 1969
Breitsamer, the honey family in Upper Bavaria; Ulrich, the honey family in Franconia – it was obvious that both families would join and combine their knowhow. The birth of the Bavarian honey specialist Breitsamer & Ulrich GmbH & Co. KG.
Innovative Mixing Technology
24. May 1970
On a trip to the USA, Hans Breitsamer discovered a mixing technology for a particularly creamy honey. At that time, this was a real novelty! Soon, the creamy Breitsamer honey was known across all of Germany.
24. May 1982
The demand for honey continues to grow. To continue to carefully jar the honey and guarantee the high quality, a modern jarring facility with the company’s own laboratory is created in Markt Erlbach near Nuremberg.
24. May 2000
Additional to the classic honey jar, a new and practical packaging is introduced. Honey in squeezer bottles.
A Change of Generation
24. May 2002
Robert Breitsamer and Thomas Ulrich were given a passion for honey from the very beginning. Now, they are taking over direction of the company in its third generation and continuing the family tradition.
Transparency and Sustainability
24. May 2013
The precise origin is listed on all Breitsamer honeys. The ‘Imkergold’ honey range was converted to Fairtrade quality to meet the growing consumer demands for transparency.
Founding of the Food QS Laboratory
24. May 2015
As specialists for food analysis and quality assurance, the previously company-owned laboratory is outsourced to an independent, accredited laboratory.
25. May 2015
The successful and future-oriented collaboration with Fairtrade bears more fruit. The “Imkergold” honey range is the first 100% climate-neutral honey produced by the company and found in supermarket shelves.