The Apiary Journal

The Bees Don’t Need Saving: #BravoforBees

This may come as a shock and perhaps we might be the least unlikely people you’d expect to say something like this, but: the bees don’t need saving… Don’t SAVE The Bees The hashtag and phrase #savethebees has gained much momentum in recent years. The enthusiasm for saving our bees is based on reporting of the […]

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Bees for Bronco – one of our latest bee-loving clients

Yorkshire based Bronco, a creative digital marketing, has committed to sponsoring a Bees for Business beehive for the next two years. Bronco, which specialises in SEO, website design and development, PPC management, digital media marketing and social media, sees corporate social responsibility as an important part of its business ethos and it supports a number […]

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Fascinating Facts About the Honeybee

Most of us know that honey is good for us but few people are aware of just how remarkable the bee is and just what’s it’s capable of. On our Beekeeping for Beginners courses I get a huge amount of satisfaction watching the child-like wonder spread across the faces of our delegates as they watch […]

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Introducing Kathy Slack, Our Honey Chef Connoisseur

We’ve teamed up with Kathy Slack, food writer, honey lover and private chef supreme, to bring you tasty recipes with honey at their heart. Kathy is a food writer, supper club host, cookery teacher and private chef who grows her own ingredients. Her life in food began after 12 years as a brand strategist for […]

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Honey Gluttony: Honey Panancotta

We’ve teamed up with the ever-so talented supper club host and cook, Kathy Slack, who writes the blog Gluts and Gluttony, to bring you 3 delicious recipes with honey right at their heart. Kathy says: “Simplicity is the key here. Don’t adorn this dessert with anything like fruit that might detract from the honey. Since all the flavour […]

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Honey Gluttony: Honey-Roast Carrot & Lentil Salad

We’ve teamed up with the ever-so talented supper club host and cook, Kathy Slack, who writes the blog Gluts and Gluttony, to bring you 3 delicious recipes with honey right at their heart. Kathy says: “This hearty salad is a great combination of flavours – the sweet honey carrots go beautifully with the earthy lentils and the […]

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Honey Gluttony: Honey Granola

We’ve teamed up with the ever-so talented supper club host and cook, Kathy Slack, who writes the blog Gluts and Gluttony, to bring you 3 delicious recipes with honey right at their heart. Kathy says: “This crunchy granola is quite grown up in taste: nutty and dark rather than sickly sweet like shop bought versions. Best […]

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What is Blended Honey?

Many modern honeys are blended; a mixture of EU and non EU honeys, which are most often then also pasteurised to be sold into supermarkets. The result is a mixed product, impossible for patrons to discern where the honey is from and robbed of its myriad natural health properties. It’s a very easy way of […]

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The Finest World Exclusive Honeys

Bees & Co. is our own brand of honey products, of which we are exceptionally proud. We have gone to great lengths to provide the finest quality, artisan honey products for some of the most exclusive and iconic brands. From jars of honey including our exclusive Black Gold exceptional honey, to 100% raw whole comb […]

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Flying Ethically

We are often asked whether we clip our Queen’s wings. I’m surprised how often we are asked this but also encouraged because it means more people than I imagined are aware of the practice of clipping the wings of a queen bee by beekeepers. It’s a harmless practice in the sense that it doesn’t cause […]

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