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Great Taste Awards 2017 3 Star Winner

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Great Taste Awards 2017 3 Star Winner

    P R E S S  R E L E A S E   The London Bee Company is among the Great Taste winners of 2017   Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2017. Out of over 12,300 products to be judged, The London Bee Company was awarded a 3-star Great Taste award, which means the product was described by judges as exquisite and wow for its Summer Honey.  Judges said it was a fabulously textured honey with clearly urban aromatics.  It's...

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Beeswax and Lip Balm

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Beeswax and Lip Balm

Our bees are great at producing honey, but they are also experts at building honey comb during the spring and summer when there is ample nectar available.  Once the honey is ripe enough, the bees seal it all in the honey comb, and as we harvest the excess honey, we are left with lots of wax from the cappings of the comb.   We process these capping by rendering them down and filtering them into clean beeswax. So what is the wax used for?  Well, apart from the usual candles / polishes, did you know that many cosmetics contain beeswax...

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Honey Harvest and Extraction

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Honey Harvest and Extraction

The July nectar flow seems to be in full swing, and to ensure we can keep the distinctive flavours of our spring / summer honey, we started extracting a couple of the bigger hives.  It’s good practice as we can give back the comb to the bees which they can re-fill without having to rebuild comb from scratch. I removed the supers from the hives at around 2PM on one of the hottest days of the year and found that there were not a huge number of bees up in the supers so opted to just brush off any bees...

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