Still your mind and look for Bees

As well as enjoying eating different types of honey, it is easy to develop a profound appreciation for bees. Not just honey bees, all types of bees. Still your mind and look for bees Heading out into nature is a wonderful way to relax, whether it is a trip to a local park, wandering around a garden or a walk through woodland, there is much to behold. Once you still...

Bees in Jewellery and a surprise in the post

There is nothing more glorious than the arrival of post, when you spot amidst the mundane utility bills and circulars, your name, handwritten. My friend Nancy, is glorious for providing these moments of happiness in my life, for as much as I love opening letters, she seems to love posting. This year has seen the arrival of many items from her, thank you cards (always, she has impeccable manners), honey,...

Introduction to Beekeeping

My love of honey has opened up an interest in bees and for some time I have been fascinated by honey production. I have often wondered whether I might keep bees. So, the first step in exploring this idea was to book myself onto an introduction to beekeeping course, which I completed last weekend. The course I opted for was run by the London Beekeepers’ Association (LBKA). I booked months ago, demand...

Talking Health and Honey with Bee Mercy

In my search for pure raw honey I came across Bee Mercy (a company selling an impressive range of raw honeys, ethically harvested and free from antibiotics and pesticides). As well as selling online they also sell honey at a market on North Cross Road in South London (on Saturdays). Not one to miss an opportunity to taste honey I jumped on a bus and headed over to meet them at...