Now that the bees are settling down for the winter months, we just hope that the winter won't be too hard on them, or on the other wild animals on Dartmoor.
With the storms, rain & cold it's a good time to get back into the kitchen & start to cook those healthy meals using, of course: honey!!! Lots of recipes to share with you, making the dark, windy, rainy & cold nights a little lighter & pleasurable.
Bees depend on a clean atmosphere & unpolluted plants in order to remain healthy & provide us all with good, tasty honey! Black Aller honey is ethically produced by Peter's bees on Dartmoor.
Peter has a herd of Jacob's sheep which have given him quite a few lambs this year. Sheep rearing started out as a hobby for Peter but quickly became a passion.
We've decided to start a web site dedicated to the sheep & the products that we make & create from their beautiful wool. We'll be offering our creations on line, so keep in touch!!
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.
Honey products from Devon & Cornwall
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. Of course 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.