The winter is well & truly here with low temperatures, we should be having snow soon. On Dartmoor it's the usual dark early evenings, sitting by the fire watching TV, reading, listening to music or having a snack. Yes, it's definitely not the easiest time of year for people who are isolated or alone! The bees are asleep but the sheep are well and truly alive & needing attention, despite the weather! I trudge down to their field every morning & evening to check on them. As they are very well insulated (Shetlands & Jacobs) its for sure they wont be cold, only me!
Don't forget to visit our Blog page for the honey fruit cake recipe & we'll be posting a few Festive recipes over the next few days so keep your eyes open for the news.
Black Aller (BeesinDevon) honey is ethically produced by Peter's bees on Dartmoor.
Peter respects the bees & nature. The honey & honey products are produced on Dartmoor (North Bovey area) & the Cornish Valley honey near Fowey.
Happy New Year to all our customers & our best wishes for 2021
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NEW ARRIVAL TO OUR FLOCK:
My beautiful Shetland ewes with their ram lamb (the darky) have settled in nicely. They are decidely much tamer & always a delight to me! Their coats are beautifully thick & warm just right for a pullover in 2021!
We have the pleasure in informing you that we are now a member of the Taste of the West organisation.
You may use this link to connect to their website:
Peter has kept bees since the age of 12 when he pestered his Mum for his own hive. With a lifetime's knowledge, he is often consulted about successful beekeeping, from simple hive suggestions to the latest information on fatal viruses. Peter has worked at Buckfast Abbey with World famous Brother Adam's bees.
Peter has now joined the British Black Bee (BBBee)Association with the intention of re-introducing the BBBee to Dartmoor.
Our honeys are produced by bees living out in the wild, both in Devon & in Cornwall.
The summer honey comes from bramble, heather, dandelions & tree nectars such as sycamore, oak, chestnut & fruit trees. Honey colours & tastes vary according to the flowers in season. If the honey is dark in colour & has a strong rich flavour it may mean that the flowers where the bees find their nectar is from oak or chestnut trees. By contrast honey from acacia tree flowers is a very light coloured honey with a light refined flavour. A mixture of flowers such as in Spring is usually a light to medium colour honey with a subtle flowery taste.