HONEY


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Honeybees collect nectar for feeding themselves, the nurse bees that are not yet able to fly, and for the nurse bees in turn to feed the bee larvae.
The nurse bees turn nectar into honey for storage purposes and seal it in beeswax honeycomb cells for use when there is no food source (ie. winter).

If our bees produce enough surplus honey (that is, more than they need during the summer and more importantly for their winter stores), then we remove it from the hive, coarse filter it just once to remove particles of beeswax and then bottle it into sterilised jars. Unlike supermarket honey, we do not ‘fine filter’ our honey, therefore there are microscopic particles of pollen left in. Some people say this helps alleviate hay fever symptoms, but this is not scientifically proven.
Again, unlike most supermarket honey, we do not pasteurise our honey, so in time it is possible our honey may crystallise. This is in fact a sign of good untreated / unadulterated pure / raw beekeepers honey, the best you can buy.

We sell our bees honey at local church / school events and also via Kingston Beekeepers Association when they are represented at various street markets. Our delicious Kingston Vale honey is VERY popular and demand always exceeds supply.

Our honey is sold in various size jars, 454g (1lb), 227g (8oz), 42g (1.5oz). The 42g size is also sold in gift packs of four.
We sell our Honeycomb in 227g (8oz) blocks.

We operate a ‘Not For Profit’ basis. ALL proceeds from selling honey and other hive products contribute towards the cost of helping us care for our bees.

April 2024..
We are waiting for our bees to produce a surplus crop of Spring Honey.
Subject to the weather we are hoping this will be mid to late May but as soon as it is available we will update this page and also send an email to all those customers on our waiting list.