Peacock Farm Honey (4oz)

Peacock Farm Honey (4oz)

£3.00Price

This local honey is collected from hives on Peacock Farm and the hives of other beekeepers in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir. Each jar is a slightly different consistency and varies depending on when it was extracted from the hive and what the bees have been foraging on.

 

Donya from Peacock Farm: 

"I’d always been interested in keeping bees, about the art of looking after them, how they help the environment and the honey, of course! I got in touch with my local British Bee Keeper Association (BBKA) group and I offered a local beekeeper space on the farm to keep his bees. Since then, Terry has been my mentor. I am now a fully-fledged member of the BBKA with around a dozen of my own hives at any one time.

​Looking after bees is not a simple task and involves feeding them and maintaining the hives, which includes protecting them from diseases. I can often be spotted in my bee keeper’s suit in the local area capturing swarms and giving them a good home on the farm. I also try to help educate the public and new bee keepers about the importance of taking care of bees.Once the honey is extracted from the hives, it taken to our processing room.

There is a wonderful variety to the flavour, texture and colour of the honey, as we extract it throughout the summer, the taste depends on the flowers the bees are feeding on.As an arable farm, we have a variety of crops, including rape seed oil, for the bees to feed on and pollinate – they do a vital job! We scatter Phacillia in areas we don’t farm which encourage pollinators such as bees and are good for the environment. (pictured above and to the right).

As the leading pollinators of any species, bees are vital for the world’s ecosystem and it’s great to have them on Peacock Farm.​I’d always been interested in keeping bees, about the art of looking after them, how they help the environment and the honey, of course! I got in touch with my local British Bee Keeper Association (BBKA) group and I offered a local beekeeper space on the farm to keep his bees. Since then, Terry has been my mentor. I am now a fully-fledged member of the BBKA with around a dozen of my own hives at any one time."

Opening times: Tuesday: 09:00am – 5:00pm / Wednesday: 10:00am - 3:00pm / Thursday: 9:00am – 6.00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm / Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm