AUGUST NEWS ABOUT 2022 HONEY After a disasterous winter the new colonies are building up well and making honey although the lack of rain means flowers cannot produce much nectar. I am waiting for the bees to cap off the combs and plan to extract the honey mid August. I will only take orders for honey when I have extracted it from the combs. I will post here as soon as I know I have honey and you can then reserve some. It will be a small harvest this year. Prices are as recommended by the local beekeeping association.
Prices 234g/8.25 oz = £8.00 340g/12 oz = £12.00 Honey in comb = £4.50 per 100 gm
My contact details are:
Dr Amanda Hayes 55 Mapledene Road Hackney E8 3JW
I am an artisan beekeeper, not a shop. so at the moment I am not able to accept card payments. I am happy to accept cash, or BACs payment for people buying more than one jar. Please confirm your preference when you reserve your honey and I can supply further details. Thank you. HONEY Bees collect nectar from flowers and store it in wax honeycomb to supply the colony with food in bad weather and throughout the winter months.
Honey is a healthy food that has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. However, please do not feed honey to babies under twelve months old. Some people believe that local honey can minimise allergic reactions to pollen, although this has not yet been scientifically established. What has been proved in recent research by Oxford University, published in The Lancet, is that honey is more effective in treating seasonal colds and sore throats than anti-biotics and 'over the counter' remedies. You can save yourself and the NHS money and not run the risk of the development of anti-biotic resistance.
HACKNEY GARDEN HONEY
My bees live in cedar hives in a traditional cottage garden that is designed to attract and support wildlife and featured in the RSPB magazine Spring 2018 and Beecraft Magazine March and April 2019 and was part of BBC Big Bee Challenge 2021.
Bees forage as close to the hive as possible, but the distance they fly may extend to two miles or further, when nectar and pollen are scarce. So my bees may have travelled as far as Victoria Park and the borders of the Olympic Park to the East, Stoke Newington, Abney Cemetery and Clissold Park to the North, the roof gardens of Bank to the South, The Angel to the West and gardens and parks in between.
Hackney Garden Honey contains no artificial additives, or sugar syrup. It is not heat treated. See the section on Scientific Analysis for information on natural sugars, water and pollen content.
Only natural and approved veterinary remedies have been used to prevent and control the spread of the devastating diseases and pests that how threaten all British honeybees. Urban bees are not exposed to agricultural chemicals now used by so many farmers.
I only have three hives and I am not aiming at being a commercial enterprise. Production will always be small and only what the bees can spare. The price will be that recommended by the local Beekeepers' Association.
I make donations from the sale of honey and candles to the charities Bees for Development and Bees Abroad which help people in Third World Countries to create a reliable income from bees. I have also supported the Jeveeka Trust's work with women beekeepers in India and this year I have supported the Woodland Trust's tree planting initiative and the National Garden Scheme.
If you want to find out more about my honeybees and organisations I am associated with such as Get Loose Food and local environmental issues listen to the Dalstonia.com podcasts.
APIARY AND POLLINATOR GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS PART OF NATIONAL GARDEN SCHEME Sunday 12th June 2.00 - 5.30 My apiary and wildlife garden will be open in aid of medical charities through the National Garden Scheme. Do come if you are interested in keeping honeybees, or would like to learn about gardening to attract and support wildlife.
Buying Hackney Garden Honey prize winning products I strive to achieve the highest standards in bee welfare and honey production. I hold qualifications awarded by the British Beekeepers' Association in beekeeping, honeybee products, honeybee health and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health certificate in Food Safety.
My honey has been awarded 'best in class' and 'best in show' by North London Beekeepers. I have also been awarded first class for my candles and other beekeeping related products.