Is Irish heather honey the new super honey?

My cupboard is brimming with Irish honey. I am married to an Irishman and we frequently go back to Ireland to see family. Sticky pots of local honey from beekeepers sit on my shelf, representing the various counties in Ireland, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary. You can read my review of a County Cork coastal honey from Youghal  here. It was with great interest I took note of a recent study in...

Letters to a Beekeeper

“Letters to a Beekeeper” is a delightful book for anyone interested in beekeeping, bees, gardening or indeed letters. The book follows the journey of two people over the course of a year and the sharing of their passions.   Alys learns how to keep bees and Steve learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden.  Steve Benbow is the founder of the London Honey Company and Alys Fowler is the Guardian gardening writer. This book...

Bees and butterflies love Echinacea

As the leaves fall off the trees, warm summer days may feel long behind you. However it is never too early to start thinking about what flowers to plant next spring to help attract bees and other pollinators. Whilst the ground is hard, your imagination can run wild, and now is the time to do some research. When I think back to the various public and private gardens I visited...