Black Bees

I am surprised to learn that a small sample of our black bees have shown themselves to be 90-94% Apis mellifera mellifera as a result of genetic analysis undertaken by Dr Mark Barnett of Beebytes Analytics CIC. During the 1950’s very many Italian queens were imported into this country and so it was very normal…

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Honeycomb

Honeycomb is made of beeswax.  Beeswax is made by young bees from the nectar of flowers.  Generally they make it during hot weather in the Summer when there is a ‘honeyflow’ and nectar is being secreted by flowers.  The wax is kneaded into honeycomb which is then used to store the honey which is being…

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Honey Facts

Honey Facts from the Chain Bridge Honey Farm Honey is a unique natural product made by honeybees and although it has been analysed is has proved impossible to make synthetic honey. Bees collect nectar from flowers and by adding enzymes which change the sugar content and evaporating off excess water, they convert it into honey.…

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