What do honey bees produce? For Honey please see the page ‘Where does honey come from?’ Where does beeswax come from? Young bees, soon after they hatch from their cell, a gland on their hind legs begin to develop and just like our sweat glands produce sweat, these special glands produce beeswax. They literally sweat […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What do honey bees produce
Where does honey come from? Honey comes from honey bees. No honey bees, no honey! Most bees make honey but only the honey bee (Apis Mellifera) produces more than they normally need so we, beekeepers, can take some. I like to think of it as hoarders. They are hoarders of honey, like storing nuts for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Where does honey come from?
The wonderful flavours of honey Something I did not expect when I started is that there are different flavours of honey. 100% natural, nothing added by anyone other than the bees. You see, flowers produce nectar, the bees collect this nectar and turn it into honey, and each flower has a different taste! Different flowers […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Wonderful Flavours of Honey
How do I extract honey? Raw, unfiltered honey. What does that mean? Raw – means it is not heated above the natural bee hive temperature. Honeybees keep the hive at 36C and I normally extract at room temperature 20C but some thicker honeys can’t be removed at this temperature so I will warm the frames […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How do I extract Honey?
Why do I keep bees? Simple answer, they pollinate my fruit trees I use to make my homemade jams, jellies & marmalades. But I had no idea how I would fall in love with these creatures. It all started in 2012 when I started making my own homemade jams, jellies & marmalades for using the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Why do I keep honey bees?
What is Beekeeping and honeybees? Beekeeping is when a person looks after and hopefully helps a colony of honeybees for the purpose of extracting products such as honey, beeswax or just for the shear enjoyment. Honey bees produce – Honey, Pollen, Beeswax, Propolis and Royal Jelly. Queen – Mother of all bees Worker – Females […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What is Beekeeping and Honeybees
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