Perhaps you want to enjoy the delicious taste of pure local honey without keeping bees yourself.
Some of our members may have some honey available that they sell at reasonable prices and in small quantities to those who appreciate the advantages of honey from flowers growing in their own neighbourhood. Please contact the association with your request.
There are many different types of honey, and the particular characteristics of each jar will depend upon where the bees collected their nectar and the skills in how it was harvested by the beekeeper.
On a hobby scale, honey production does not attempt to produce a uniform product, rather you will get a uniquely flavoured raw honey reflecting the success of the season and efforts of many thousands of bees, hours of work on the part of the beekeeper, and characteristics of that year’s climatic environment. The product is an individual jar of local honey giving you a wide variety of uses.
Some honeys will be clear and runny, others will be dark and richly flavoured. If you have a particular requirement please mention it when asking about availability and we will try to help.
Although honey doesn’t spoil, all honey will granulate over time to varying levels of thickness, and while such granulation does not affect its quality some people prefer their honey to be easy to pour or easily spreadable. Granulated honey can be melted by gentle warming, for example by standing the jar in a pan of warm water for an hour or so. Be careful not to overheat the honey as that will cause unwanted changes in colour and flavour.