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
Myself and Gregoire moved some of the hives up close to the heather a couple of weeks ago. We moved them after dark when the bees had gone to bed for the night. Continue reading
Made these to go with dinner, fresh courgettes from the garden with our own goats cheese. Getting the goats cheese into the flowers is the trickiest part of preparing them… Continue reading
I managed to get hold of some cut comb boxes this week and started to cut up a couple of frames. Never tried this before but it wasnt too bad, the comb cutter from Thornes might come in handy if there was a lot to do as it cuts it exactly to the size of the box… Continue reading
My official tamper proof honey jar labels arrived and I couldn’t wait to get some of them on the jars. It shows that my honey is produced in Ireland and also has a unique barcode specific to Olly’s Farm, so now there is no reason why I can’t sell it in the shops too. Continue reading
Chris brought me back a very interesting jar of honey from Canada while on his travels. Its a buckwheat honey and is pure black in colour. The most interesting thing about it is the taste, I would have thought the closest taste I can compare it to is treacle. Continue reading
I’ve got over 180 jars of summer honey ready to be labelled in the next few days. All of it is 100% raw Irish honey from the Dublin mountains. Only extracted from the frames and cold filtered straight into the jars, never heated or fine filtered. Honey in its most natural state Continue reading
Ive been deciding on a style of jar for the last few months and from a selection on the table in the kitchen, everyone that has visited has picked the square jar. So a square jar with a gold lid it is for all future honey sales, what does everybody think?
This is the first jar of this years summer honey, I think its mainly blackberry and clover.
As you can see from the pics below this is raw honey, in its purest form from the hive, simply extracted and passed through a flour sieve to remove bits of capping wax. Its never heated and passed though fine filters. Over time it will crystallize, as all unheated honey will.
I found a great video the other day that I will post later showing a beekeeper from the US and how he keeps his bees, its exactly the same principles that I believe in.
There is only 3 jars of the rape seed honey left, surprisingly it has been pretty well received. From speaking to other beekeepers earlier in the year, most had negative comments about it where in actual fact anyone that’s eaten it has loved it.