Locally Raised Bees
YOUR LOCAL HONEY
Did you know that many bee farmers don’t own their own farms?
That’s because many farmers are happy to have bees living on their land in exchange for the
pollination benefits the bees bring.
We are farmers without land and our 700 hives are dotted around the beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswolds,
an outstanding area for honey production thanks to its rich soil and abundance of nectar.
In the spring and summer our bees go foraging …
Gathering nectar and pollen from the nearby orchards, hedgerows, fields and meadows, they
return to their hives every evening, carrying their precious cargo to turn into liquid golden honey.
Later on in the season when the hives have become laden with honey, and only when there is enough to share –
we intercept some of this precious cargo so we can share it with you ... We promise we do not take it all.
We love our bees dearly and we care for them as much as they care for us.
Extracting and bottling our honey …
During the extraction process we scratch off the outer beeswax cappings from the honeycomb cells, spin the
frames, let the honey flow gently through one screen to remove the wax cappings, and that’s it! We then softly
warm the honey, so that we can filter it once, to remove the bits of wax or the odd wing or sting that got left
behind! We don’t add water, homogenize flavours or use pressurised filters. Our honey has no added sugar,
nor is it harshly overheated, and we do not use any antibiotics or additives at any point during its production.
Thanks to these techniques our honey retains all of its natural goodness and beneficial properties, and remains
one of natures’ finest of super foods.
NATURES WONDER INGREDIENT: Honey has long been recognized as a natural remedy and has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. It has antiseptic properties and can be used as a remedy for ailments from sore throats to burns and cuts. This is endorsed by research which has shown that its bactericidal properties can be used to good effect in treating digestive problems such as peptic ulcers as well as external lesions.
The health benefits of honey:
The medicinal and healing properties of honey have earned it a reputation as one the purest and most natural remedies for over 5,000 years. And because it contains so many therapeutic qualities, honey is used to treat a wide range of ailments and complaints. Experts say that honey is helpful in preventing acid reflux. It has anti microbial and anti fungal properties that act as a great moisturiser, making the skin elastic and supple. It keeps wrinkles, blemishes and dryness at bay. Apply it on your face overnight or use a moisturiser that has honey extracts. Give your immune system a boost by regularly having honey mixed into warm water. Honey is packed with vitamins, minerals and enzymes that are known to protect your body from bacteria. Want to lose weight? Drinking warm water with a dash of lemon and honey when you wake up is an ideal way to detox. You can also have this every night before going to bed. Doing this daily will help cleanse your liver and remove toxins and fat from the body. Honey also contains antiseptic properties that help treat indigestion by relieving the acidity in the stomach. It also neutralises gas. Honey has natural sugars that provide you with a healthy source of calories and energy. So, the next time your feeling tired or low on energy, have a tablespoon of honey instead of caffeine!