Beekeeping is an interesting and rewarding hobby that I have personally been involved with for 30 years. If you are interested in keeping bees or finding out more about it then please contact your local British Beekeeping Association (BBKA) https://www.bbka.org.uk/Listing/Category/bees-beekeeping, where you can find out more.
Although I keep honey bees, all pollinating insects, play a vital role in the continuing health of our environment, the best way to promote a healthy diversity of pollinating insects is to plant as many different flowering plants as you can in your garden and to designate some patches of lawn that can be mowed later in the year where wildflowers can be encouraged through spring and summer.
I look after two small apiaries of honey bee colonies in Woodley and so produce an excess of honey that I am able to sell.
Natural raw honey, straight from the local beekeeper is a wonderful health food. Local small Beekeepers like us only filter the honey to remove comb and wax unlike other honey which can be heat treated, fine filtered, changed in colour and adulterated with non honey sugars to leave a substance that barely passes for honey. Large honey farms in different countries have been known to harvest unripe honey to increase yields.
Apart from being delicious and nutritious, there are many health benefits from consuming a small amount of honey every day as part of a balanced diet. Honey boosts your metabolism, is an excellent antioxidant and has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Honey should not be given to babies or children under 12 months old.
We sell honey in 1 lb jars for £8 a jar, please phone 07813078199 for local delivery