Honey, Wax and other products
Honey is just one of the many things that are produced from a bee hive. Just follow the links below to find out more.
The honey produced by local beekeepers is very different from supermarket honey which is usually a blend of imported honeys. The taste and colour will depend on which plants the bees have been foraging, and so will depend on the season.
Also, local honey will not have been processed like supermarket honey and will contain more of the natural ingredients such as pollen.
Although many beekeepers only produce a small amount of honey they are usually willing to sell any surplus.
Buying honey from local producers supports the bee population
Beeswax has been used since medieval times for making candles, soaps, lip balms and lotions.
We hold wax workshops where you will be shown how to make these products. Also, some members do sell them.
Soap, Lip Balm, Lotions
Beeswax and propolis are used in the making of soaps, lip balms and lotions.
“Propolis seems to help fight against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It might also have anti-inflammatory effects and help skin heal” – Webmed.