How cool is this! I got this great picture yesterday from Stuart Trafford, a new international honey customer in London showing how far my honey is travelling around the world 🙂
Here are two jars of my honey in front of Tower Bridge in London.
Where are they going to pop up next?
This is a blog post on how I pressed the heather honey last November. The honey was collected by the bees up on the feather bed in the Dublin Mountains. Most of the frames that I gave to the bees to fill used a little starter strip which is basically a small strip of beeswax to help them to get started on the frame. I also used some frames will full sheets of foundation in between to help keep them building the comb nice and even between the frames. Continue reading
I’ve made up a big batch of soft set raw honey using the new creaming machine. Its been going continually for the last 3 weeks. It spends 15 minutes mixing and then an hour off.
Soft set or creamed honey is a process that controls the natural crystallization of the honey. By mixing the honey periodically, the size of the honey crystals are far smaller than letting it crystallize naturally. This gives the honey a very light and smooth texture making it a perfectly spreadable consistency, nearly like butter at room temperature. Continue reading
I got the last of the summer honey extracted and its a nice rich golden color. This batch is from the bees at the bottom of the field here on the farm and was taken from the hives in September. Continue reading
I started preparing the heather honey cut comb from the heather this evening.
The first containers of cut comb I made up earlier in the year went pretty quick. They turned out to be very popular with some customers wanting to try it out and others like myself who just love a big chunk of it on think toast smothered with butter. Continue reading
There was a big turn out for the Daletree residents tidy up and family day yesterday. It’s great to see a community get together and support a fantastic event like this Continue reading
Hopefully there will be plenty of Ballycullen honey next year for all the locals.
I moved up a few hives to Tim’s a couple of nights ago and checked them today to see if they moved over OK. Continue reading
Was up checking the hives on the heather and they appear to have been very busy in the last week, there are already some frames capped. On the drive up there I could see the whole mountain was purple with flowering heather. Continue reading
I was over with Tim from Oldcourt Hill Farm the other day and we got an area fenced off not to far away from the allotments for some of my beehives Continue reading