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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 foraging

Here are honey bees foraging on lavender, creeping thyme and privet (July).

Each time a foraging honey bee visits flowers she will only collect from one flower type. The last few images shows a honey bee getting caked in pollen. Later she will scrape this up and collect it in bundles on her legs for transport back to the colony.