Honey Awareness Month

Honey Awareness Month is all about raising awareness and acknowledging the reliance we have on bees.Bees not only provide us with delicious honey they also pollinate many of the fruits and vegetables that we take for granted.

We will have specials in-store and on-line for the whole month of May to help encourage you to try some delicious raw honey.

Check our fb page or our website blog for details of specials.

Bees play an important part in our lives and without them our markets and fruit and veg stores would be a lot less interesting.

What can we do?

There are so many things that we can do to ensure that we keep our amazing array of foods available.

Here are some simple ideas:

  1. Plant more flowers.  Different varieties, different colours and different flowering times all make sure that the bees have food all year round.
  2. DON”T use weed killers!  Instead boil the kettle and pour boiling water on your weeds.  The weeds will be gone in a couple of days.  The bees (and other animals and insects) will be happy.  You wont have exposed yourself and your family to toxic chemicals AND you’ll save money.  It’s a win win!
  3. Get a hive in your back garden.  There are lots of groups out there that will help you with this.  You can have a hive in your backgarden and someone to come and look after it for you and you get to share in the honey.  Delicious!
  4. In hot weather make sure there is water in your garden for the bees and other insects and animals in your garden.

Buy local raw honey.  To support our beekeepers and ensure the industry keeps going make sure that the honey that you buy is local not imported.