It's that time of year again, where we collect the honey from our beehives across our clients sites. This year has been a bumper harvest!
Honey starts as flower nectar collected by bees, which gets broken down into simple sugars stored inside the honeycomb. The design of the honeycomb and constant fanning of the bees' wings causes evaporation, creating sweet liquid honey. Honey's colour and flavor varies based on the nectar collected by the bees. For example, honey made from orange blossom nectar might be light in colour, whereas honey from avocado or wildflowers might have a dark amber colour.
As such, most of our sites where we keep bee hives on also have wild meadows or similar. This helps the local and wider ecosystem.
This years' harvest is now all jarred up and ready for donation.
If you are interested in learning more about bee's or would like to know how you can have a hive on your site, then give us a shout.