Welcome to Yorkshire Honey
What makes Yorkshire Honey special?
Beekeeping is a kind of livestock management and requires a lot of hard work both mentally and physically, whether that’s trying to predict the weather or moving colonies in the middle of the night. I have a particular interest in improving the quality of my bees by queen rearing. I suppose farmers rear prize bulls so I do the same thing with bees.
Heather Honey is a well rounded honey with a hint of vanilla and lime and is a great source of natural energy. Beehives are transported to the Moors in time for the appearance of the first Ling Heather blossoms in early August. If it’s warm enough with a favourable wind from a southerly aspect the bees will draw nectar from these flowers as well as from Bell heather and the Cross leaved Heath, also common on the North Yorkshire Moors.
Blossom Honey has a mild, slightly floral flavour and has many beneficial health properties which are good for all the family for a variety of ailments. The harvest of honey comes from hives placed near field crops and woods in the Vale of Pickering, the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds.
Some facts about Honey Bees!
Honey bees fly up to three miles from their hives to collect nectar and pollen.
It would take about eight honey bee stings for each pound you weigh to kill you.
A hive of bees will fly 40,000 miles, more than once around the earth, to collect 1 pound of honey.
The queen bee can lay up to 3,000 eggs a day during the summer months.