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Capped honey in the comb

Bickington & Fremington Devon Honey For Sale

We have jarred up this year’s Summer 2020 Honey which is now for sale. Collected and produced by our bees. The girls have again done us proud, the runny honey tastes delicious. Although it will probably crystallise over time (as all naturally produced honey does), when it goes solid, we provide instructions on how to make it liquid again.

Local Bickington & Fremington Honey

£6.00

Sold out of 2021 Summer Honey.

Next available honey maybe Spring 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.

Buy online for CLICK & COLLECT or knock and buy from the door.

We prefer card payments.  chilcotts farm takes mastercard visa maestro  Find us here …….

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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.

Newsletter

Want to know when we have honey?

Subscribe to our email list and we will let you know when we have honey available.

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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Samples of Spring Honey (2020) ready to be sent to the National Honey Monitoring Scheme

National Honey Monitoring Scheme (NHMS)

I have needed to send this off for a while. The honey I took from the hives back in July ( the spring honey) is going to be sent off to have a DNA analysis undertaken.

The objective of the analysis is too assess long term impacts on UK floral resources in the changing environment.

I am hoping that we not only help with this national scheme, understand where our bees have been and what they have been foraging in the spring.

Anyone interested and want to know more, check out, https://honey-monitoring.ac.uk

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Bees cleaning honey from the boot of a car

What do you do if you spill honey in your car?

Hmmmmmm slight problem. 5Kg of honey spilled in the boot of the car. Problem ….. how do you clean up the sticky mess?

A frightful mess, and a real waste of this precious harvest. This honey was destined to be fermented and become mead. However during transportation, the bucket turned over and ended up all over the boot of the car and a load of honey jars.

PANIC! How do you clear up this sticky mess. Instinct was to get the carpets out the car and hose them down. Worried about how the carpets would cope with water, as much of the honey as possible was scarped up and scooped into a bucket.

After this, we put the bees to work! (Strictly, as a beekeeper this is not good practice! It can spread disease between hives…. but needs must) The boot of the car was left open, and whatever could be removed, from the car was left sheltered in the garage.

Within minutes, the bees from the hives were coming to recover the honey. Pools of honey had been cleared within an hour. 24 hours later, the interior of the car had virtually been cleared. None of the sticky residue was left. Quite amazing.

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Local Devon Honey Spring 2020

Bickington & Fremington Devon Honey For Sale

We have jarred up this year’s first batch of honey (Spring 2020), which is now for sale. Collected and produced by our bees. This spring honey is still runny and floral. Although it will probably crystallise over time (as all naturally produced honey does), when it goes solid, we provide instructions on how to make it liquid again.

Local Bickington & Fremington Honey

£6.00

Sold out of 2021 Summer Honey.

Next available honey maybe Spring 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.

Buy online for CLICK & COLLECT or knock and buy from the door.

We prefer card payments.  chilcotts farm takes mastercard visa maestro  Find us here …….

Out of stock

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.

Newsletter

Want to know when we have honey?

Subscribe to our email list and we will let you know when we have honey available.

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

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

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Jarring up natural local honey

Sticky Morning

This morning has been spent jarring up some of this year’s spring honey. The hives have done really well, building up the colony, but also out and about collecting and abundance of nectar.

Now onto labelling and getting out for sale.

Roll on the summer honey flow!

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