Autumn has rung the bell for the next round. The fine weather, gentle breezes rhyming with shorter days is already upon us. The summer was a release from the tedious lockdowns that we’ve had to put up with in the last 18 months. Hopefully the British population will now be free from such constraints during the darker winter months.
This year has been less plentiful than 2020 in honey. The season was shorter & wetter, so the bees were unable to make as much honey as the last few years. However the quality is good & you should be happy to fill up your cupboards with Dartmoor or Cornish honey from Peter.
The sheep have had numerous lambs; Peter is now preparing the fields & shelters for the winter. Here are some photos of this years production, the new honey is ready to buy, so don’t wait & order now.
Peter is available to serve bee keepers, to show you around his land in the middle of Dartmoor, just call Peter at the number below or leave a message, he'll get back to you.
Devon lanes are famous all over the U.K., are they always so beautiful as this one on Dartmoor? Send us your photos of Devon lanes, we'll put them on line & compare.
Who indeed could this be? Where is the flying pig coming from? What a great idea to build such original creatures from papier mache. Really quite different for the spring carnivals, &, you'll keep the older children & adolescents busy during the winter evenings.
The Gold Award for TASTE OF THE WEST
Dartmoor honey. Well done Peter!
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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.
I don't know about you but I love mushrooming at this time of the year on Dartmoor, there are secret places beneath the trees where you can find the delicious Boletus mushrooms, e.g. Boletus edulis. However it is very important to check with an expert to verify that the mushrooms you pick are comestible. In any case have fun searching for them with all of the family!
Did you guess? Dartmouth.
On your right where was this picture taken?
We support & take part in local organic businesses in the Exeter & Newton Abott area of Devon. You can find our honey in a number of shops. You can meet me (Peter) in Exeter every Thursday morning, come rain, come shine!
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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.