BEES AT CHILCOTTS FARM

We provide a home for thousands of bees

Even though we may occasionally call ourselves Beekeepers, bees are wild, all we do is provide a home for them and keep them healthy.  In return harvest their honey.

We have a number of traditional wooden hives located in apiaries in our fields.  The bees have access to flowers throughout the Bickington and Fremington area, so are truly local.

WHAT ARE THE BEES DOING NOW?

Honey bees do not hibernate and are active all year round, even in the winter! What they are doing each month can be dependent on many factors, for example, weather, temperature & health.

WHAT ARE THE BEES DOING BY MONTH? FIND OUT

January

In January, the bees are clustered together around the queen keeping warm by vibrating their wings.

They will keep the hive at a constant temperature, sometimes increasing the temperature to encourage the queen to start laying.

On warmer days, bees maybe seen leaving the hive to go to the toilet & to collect water to dilute their stores of honey.

Beehive at chilcotts farm in January

BUY HONEY

Local Bickington & Fremington Honey

£6.00

Sold out of 2021 Summer Honey.

Next available honey maybe September 2022.  Sign-up to our honey newsletter to receive notification of availability.

Produced by our bees in Bickington and harvested using craft skills and traditional methods.  Our Honey is unadulterated, filtered and not heat treated, and therefore retains all its natural properties.

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Description

Flavour

Our bees are located in our fields between Bickington and Fremington, just on the outside of Barnstaple, North Devon. They forage for nectar in the hedges lining the fields, local trees as well as local gardens. In our opinion, the honey shows the characteristics of a traditional English honey, smooth but floral with hints of fudge and citrus.

Granulated Honey

All natural and unprocessed honey will crystallise over time.  Depending on which flowers the bees have been visiting will depend on how quickly the honey granulates or goes solid.  Processed liquid honey bought in the super market, is treated to stop granulation.  This is often done through heating the honey.  This process destroys the natural properties of the honey removing the benefits and altering the taste.

At Chilcotts Farm our honey is Pure and Untreated.  All we do is filter our honey after it has been extracted.

The fact that honey crystallises and granulates, is the best evidence that you have a quality pure product.  However, if you prefer liquid honey you can restore it to a liquid state by gently heating the honey.  To do this:

  1. Loosen the lid of the jar, and stand the honey jar in a bowl of hot water.
  2. Gently stir the honey until the honey becomes liquid again.

Find out More About Our Honey

If you want to know more about our Honey click here.

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Honey maybe available late spring or September depending on the season. We will let you know.

Additional information

Availability

Normally available in August or September

Allergy Advice

May help pollen allergies

Origin

Produced in Devon, United Kingdom

Ingredients

Pure Filtered Unadluterated Honey

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