Our apprentice beekeeper Jack continues his exploration of the Kiwi hills to deepen his knowledge of beekeeping, and gain invaluable experience with our dear friend Alex at Manuka Island Honey. As part of his 3 year apprenticeship, supported by QEST, he has travelled to the other side of the globe...
Our apprentice beekeeper Jack Silberrad shares his experiences beekeeping in the beautiful mountains in Tasman, New Zealand, for a three month work experience placement. As part of my apprenticeship and to broaden my experience I have been hosted by Manuka Island Honey, based in the mountainous alpine-come-tropical region of Tasman,...
We are delighted to be supporting Solitary Bee Week by helping to spread the word about the incredible diversity of bees which are native to the UK - there are over 240 in total and only one species, the honeybee, makes honey.
Obviously we love British honey and British honeybees but we also find all the other species of British bees fascinating and we think you'll love them too once you get to know them!
May is a key month in the garden lover’s calendar, topped and tailed by two Bank Holiday weekends, with the ever popular RHS Chelsea Flower Show sitting gracefully in-between. As a consequence, garden centres are stuffed with tempting buys, offering us the chance to create our own versions of a...
It’s a simple but delicious herbal tea made with aromatic and warming spices like ginger, raw honey, and of course the star ingredient turmeric. It's an easy to whip up and naturally caffeine free Pick Me Up, which uses our Borage Honey for a sweet immune boost and cinnamon for natural sweetness and to help balance blood sugar release.
This week, the 9th to the 15th of July, is Bees Needs Week 2018, coordinated by Defra. It is a yearly spotlight on the food and housing needs of our bee species - of which there are approximately 220 different species in the UK! The week is just one part of a wider National Pollinator Strategy.
We caught up with bee-loving gardening author and TV presenter Sarah Raven to get her top tips on gardening for Bees Needs.
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