What Happens to Honey Bees in Winter
As the temperatures falls and there is little or no food available in the foraging area, people often wonder, how do honey bees survive? Unlike other insects, bees do not hibernate in the cold months; they are active all winter long. As the weather gets colder, the bees will start preparing for winter.
Halloween Witch Fingers
Witches’ finger cookies are the perfect, easy and spooky, treats for Halloween!
They are made from a delicious buttery dough which is moulded into a knobbly finger shape, with strawberry jam as ‘blood’.
Raw Honey and Pistachio Cakes
These easy honey and pistachio cakes are delicious for breakfast, for afternoon tea, as an on-the-go snack or as a post-dinner sweet.
The importance of honey bees
Bees are the key to the survival of humanity. Of the pollinating insects, bees play the biggest role in crop pollination, without which fruits, certain vegetables and fodder crops grown for humans and animals would not be produced, thus endangering the food supply. We owe a significant portion of our food to bees, as 90% of our food plants and wild plants are grown and reproduced by pollinating bees.
Raw Honey Date Squares
I stumbled on this recipe of Honey Dates Square, a historic recipe from the 1940’s, the era when sugar was scarce and use of honey and maple syrup was the only thing used in bakes.
This recipe is oil free and butter free. A perfect tea time cake which can be made in 30 minutes
In Spring honeybees are starting to emerge, gathering nectar and pollen to take back to the hive to feed their brood. April is the perfect time to spring your gardens back into life, with the winning combination of sunshine and showers.
Bees love flowers that are rich in nectar and pollen. However, they also want flowers where they can easily reach the pollen and nectar, in other words ‘wide mouthed’ flowers like sunflower and foxglove.
Why does raw honey crystallise? Is it gone bad?
Raw honey is pure natural honey that hasn't been processed or heat treated. Crystallisation is a natural process and it doesn't change the quality of the honey and it is perfectly fine to eat. By simple chemistry, honey is an overly saturated liquid of natural sugars produced by the honey bee from the sweet nectar of flowers.
Is Honey Better Than Sugar?
Consuming too much refined sugar won’t do your waistline any favours. What’s worse, an overly sweet diet can contribute to a whole host of health issues including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain type of cancer and poor brain functioning. Natural sugars, like honey, are often said to be more nutritious and less hazardous to your health, but are they really?
Valentine's Day linzer with Honey
Mix the ingredients, minus the strawberry jam, and knead a soft dough. Roll it into to 2-3 mm thick sheet on a floured work surface...
Honey and cheese is a match made in heaven.
To explore this divine duo, let’s start with a bit of history. “The story of cheese and honey began somewhere around A.D. 14-37 with a Roman gourmand named Marcus Gavius Apicius. Throughout the ages, the name Apicius has been associated with luxury and gluttony.
Traditional Hungarian Bejgli with Walnut Filling
The traditional Hungarian Christmas cake, ‘bejgli’ has many legends surrounding its origin. What we certainly know, since the second half of the 19th century there has been no Christmas without this pastry...
When I was a child, my Grandma baked coconut cubes every Christmas. I continued this tradition, and cannot wait to share this heavenly recipe with you all. Some people make it from sponge cake, but my family loves it with honey cake, so I always make it that way.
Raw Honey and soy Glazed Salmon
Salmon is healthy and versatile, and easy to cook. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and decrease risk factors for diseases. It is also a great source of protein, potassium, and selenium, a mineral that protects bone health, improves thyroid function, and reduces the risk of cancer. This oven baked recipe takes...
7 Ways to Eat Raw Honey
There are thousands of distinct varieties of honey in the world, each with its unique flavour, aroma, and colour. Generally, the darker the honey is the more bold and distinctive flavour. Light honey, such as acacia, is ideal for sweetening cereal or tea, while dark honey, such as buckwheat, works better on oatmeal or on bread.
8 Best DIY Raw Honey Face Masks
Mixed with natural ingredients, raw honey makes for an effective and inexpensive beauty treatment. Applying honey regularly on your skin can give you results beyond your imagination and can go a long way in giving you healthy, younger-looking and glowing skin. Whatever your skin type is, there’s a...
The Bees Knees
Raw honey is not only great as a sweetener in baking and cooking. This delicious nectar is also renowned among bartenders around the world. In many cocktails, honey’s thickness and depth of flavour can stand up against other ingredients, whereas simple syrup or agave nectar often recede into the background.
Blood Orange Drizzle Cake with Honey
Raw honey is a versatile sweetener, a great alternative to cane sugar when it comes to baking. Honey is considered a “better” sugar as it contains trace amounts of protein, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes while sugar contains “empty calories” with no additional nutritional value. As honey is sweeter than sugar and it is liquid, you’ll need to use less honey in recipes.
Is Honey Vegan?
Honey is a widely debated topic among vegans and non-vegans. Vegans avoid honey and bee products because it is made by an animal. But what if the honey is ethically produced? Maintaining the bee population is critical to maintaining active pollination. Ethical beekeeping contributes to the environment by helping to balance the food chain.