The Apiary Journal

Bees for Business Launches the UK’s Only ‘School of Honey’

We are all so excited to officially launch our brand new, School of Honey. As the UK’s first and only School of Honey, we’ve created the ultimate honey experience here at our award-winning organic farm just 18 minutes from Peterborough in Lincolnshire. Fresh off the back of a double award-winning week, winning a 1 star […]

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Honey – what’s in a name?

The price of British honey is set to rise. Brexit? European economics? Greed? Perhaps none of the obvious are to blame but without a greater public understanding of just how much goes into getting honey to your table, I fear honey may well go the same way as milk. I grew up right next to […]

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Why we should all care about the plight of the honeybee

The recent news that the European Union has agreed to a ban on the use of neonicotinoids, the bee-harming pesticides, is good news for bees and for bee farmers like me.  The announcement, approved by member nations on Friday, is likely to come into force by the end of 2018 and means that bee-harming pesticides […]

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Brexit, Bureaucracy & Bees

Today, the European Parliament are voting on a critical change of law – beekeepers all over Europe are waiting with baited breath to hear the verdict… Today’s vote is about banning the use of neonicotinoids; harmful pesticides that are perfectly legal to use but which have been now proven to cause disruption to honeybees and […]

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Honey Cocktails – The Ned hotel shakes up a honey cocktail storm!

We’ve teamed up with the award-winning Head of Bars at The Ned hotel in London, Dan Berger who took our British, raw, artisan honey and has shaken up a storm to create these remarkable cocktails with honey at their heart, using the honey from The Ned’s beehive, which we look after here on our farm… […]

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What is Corporate Social Responsibility ?

Corporate Social Responsibility (thankfully commonly abbreviated to CSR) is a phrase used to describe the efforts an organisation takes to improve society in some way. It may be beneficial to their local society such as sponsoring the local youth rugby team, or it could be a broader social contribution such as implementing environmentally friendly policies. […]

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Why is Beekeeping Important?

I’ve been pondering this question for about a week now following a brief discussion with a fellow passenger on a train. The subject turned to bees and they asked me why beekeeping was important – it struck me that while many people may instinctively know that bees are important, they don’t necessarily know why. I […]

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Top 10 tips for supercharging your CSR

Founder of Bees for Business, Jez Rose shares his top 10 tips for supercharging your corporate social responsibility in this free infographic.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Honey

What is “raw” honey? ‘Raw’ is the term given to honey that has had nothing done to affect its taste or state. Most supermarket-sold honey has been pasteurised and is very often a blend of EU and non-EU honey. In some cases, it results in an entirely different product to what originally came out of […]

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Honey & Heat

We’ve put five pens in our pocket, donned a labcoat and some geeky specs to bring you the real facts about heat on honey. You might have heard of people who have forgotten about a jar of honey they had, gradually over time pushed to the back of the cupboard and when eventually found (rescued), […]

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