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Lucy now keeps Honey Bees to make and create Products from the Hive. Including Local Honey

  • What do honey bees produce

    Posted on 30/01/2016 by admin in Lucy's Bees.

    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 […]

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  • Where does honey come from?

    Posted on 30/01/2016 by admin in Lucy's Bees.

    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 […]

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  • The Wonderful Flavours of Honey

    Posted on 30/01/2016 by admin in Lucy's Bees.

    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 […]

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  • How do I extract Honey?

    Posted on 30/01/2016 by admin in Lucy's Bees.

    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 […]

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  • Why do I keep honey bees?

    Posted on 30/01/2016 by admin in Lucy's Bees.

    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 […]

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  • What is Beekeeping and Honeybees

    Posted on 30/01/2016 by admin in Lucy's 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 […]

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