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Honey update for 2017

What a strange year 2017 has been for the beekeeper. A recent article in the BeeCraft magazine sums up the year.  They state that most of East Anglia has had a very mild winter which progressed into a pretty awful spring.  Cold winds kept the bees indoors as April...

Stortford Honey Lip Balms

Stortford Honey lip balm recipe   1 tablespoon grated beeswax 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 3-4 drops of Vit E oil   Directions   In a double boiler melt down the beeswax, add the coconut oil when almost all the beeswax has melted, mix together then stir...

Beeswax

Beeswax facts 100% natural, Honey and Pollen is consumed by the honeybee to produce the wax and approx 8 pounds of honey will produce 1 pound of wax. Another beneficial property of beeswax is its antibacterial properties similar to Honey.  Thats is why it commonly...

Bee Numbers Tumble

According the the BeeCraft Magazine this month, the National Trust have suggested that Strong grass growth caused by the Tenth year of unsettled weather, has badly affected both our butterflies and bee's.  As they are reliant on small plants that have been crowded out...

Bee’s Knees Prohibition cocktail

Has anyone had a "Bee's Knees" cocktail? It comes from the American prohibition era, The phrase "bee's Knees" is slang for "the best". Honey and Lemon was used to mask the taste of poor quality Gin. But try it today with a High class Gin, It fabulous. 2oz High quality...

Moustache and Beard wax

Looking for a present for the guy that has everything?  How about our Stortford Honey Moustache and Beard wax? We only use the wax made from our local Stortford honey bees, Coconut oil, and Vit E oil.  No added sent to fight with any other smells you have going on!...

House a Hive project

Our new product is called "House a HIve" Have you ever been fascinated about Honey bees but don't really want to keep your own bees?  Do you have the space to house a hive but would rather not do the handling of the bees?  Do you have room on your commercial property...

Echium Honey

Echium is a member of the Borage family.  Both have a beautiful blue flowers. Over recent time there have been a increased interest in the echium plant because the oil contains large amounts of gamma linolenic acid. Not only is it rich in SDA (omega-3) it also...

Borage Honey

What is so special about Borage Honey? you may ask During the Middle ages the blue flowers where picked for soups and salads for the calming effect it had on people.   In Modern times borage oil is what everyone is interested in, as it provides a rich source...

Plantlife campaign 2016

A recent new article in the BBKA (British Beekeepers Association) news reported about a Plantlife.  They are running a wildflower campaign to get thousands of miles of Britain's Road verges blooming. They claim that over 700 plants varieties are found on the road...

Beeswax Recipes

What can you do with your beeswax bars? Well you could just melt the bars down in a Bain marie ( a pan of boiling water with another cooking container is placed in) add a few drops of any essential oil for smell.  Add a cotton wick (these can be purchased in...

Guest Honey

Stortford Honey has some really exciting news. We will now be able to offer you some local "guest honey" from other local beekeepers. All the Guest honey will still be raw and local so they will still retain all the health benefits.  As well as being of the highest...

Banana and Honey Tea Bread

This Tea Bread is delicious, I make it for my children to have as a after school treat. Be very careful though, one piece is never enough. You will need a 900g (2lbs) loaf tin (I use a silicon one as I don't have to line it with parchment and it never sticks)...

Honey on granola with fresh summer berries

This is what we had for breakfast on this glorious September morning. Raisin and almond granola, with summer fruits (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries), drizzled in some Stortford Honey. This is a great way to make sure you get your daily dose...

Wooden Honey Dippers Now Available

The honey dipper is used to collect honey from the jar, without it dripping all over your kitchen table! Needless to say, my husband will be using one. ? We are now offering these for sale for just £1.00 each The perfect accompaniment to your raw...