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Downton Honey

downton honey

Over the last couple of years I have reduced the number of beehives I keep and generally only have enough honey for my own family's use, and to give away to friends and family. On a good year you may find some of my excess honey for sale at The Borough Cafe in Downton.

Honey bees in flight

Honey bees collect pollen and feed it to developing bees. If you see bees arriving at the hive laden with pollen in bundles on theiy back legs it is a good sign that the queen is laying and that all is well. It is thought that only 15% of foragers in a honey bee colony are 'specialists' in collecting both ahoney and pollen.