The winter is well & truly here with low temperatures, it's definitely not the easiest time of year for people who are isolated or alone! The lockdown is still causing distress & havoc countrywide. The bees are stirring from time to time & I saw my first Snowdrops yesterday. The sheep are doing well and require attention, however I expect their to be a number of lambs in the Spring, so I'm really looking forward to March.
If you have any recipes using honey that would be useful don't hesitate to send them to us so we can put them on our Blog page. Take care & keep warm!
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.
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!
Hope you like our new label!
The largest "Honey" producer in the world is......
China with 446,900 tons/year. Quite surprising really when you know how they have destroyed their bee population. So when in doubt as to what they sell as "honey" in certain shops & supermarkets, buy your honey locally. At the very least you are sure it's honey!!
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.