A very special welcome to the wonderful peeps at Miod Raw Honey Co who are taking over the Life By Equipe Resource Centre today with a look at how their bees are kept happy, so you can enjoy delicious, unfiltered Polish honey infusions at shop.lifebyequipe.com!
Hello Honey Lovers - Andrew here.
How are you doing?
We hope that you have enjoyed our beekeeping related posts on our social media page.
The spring this year is not wasting any time and so are we.
As soon as rapeseed oil plants started to bloom, we have moved our girls to a friendly farmer (Arrat Farm) so that they could build up in numbers and collect some of this amazing honey.
One of the most important things in the early spring colony development is pollen. It is the source of protein and vitamins for bees in their diet.
Once queen bee senses that there is a growing number of bees bringing pollen into the colonies, she will start laying more and more eggs to build up strength of the hive for the upcoming honey flow.
She can lay up to 2000 eggs per day and the colonies will grow rapidly. It is very important during this time of the year to keep a close eye on the bees as it is their natural time for swarming. If you ever encounter a swarm of bees just dangling on a fence or anywhere else do not 'bee scared'. Just google local beekeeping association and beekeeper will bee more than happy to collect them.
Remember we need bees more than they need us!
Bee pollen is a ball of field-gathered flower pollen packed by worker honeybees, and used as the primary food source for the hive. It consists of simple sugars, protein, minerals and vitamins, fatty acids, and a small percentage of other components. Also ambrosia, it is stored in brood cells, mixed with saliva, and sealed with a drop of honey.
Bee pollen is harvested as food for humans, with various health claims, one of them being that the fermentation process makes it much more potent than simple flower pollen.
Honey bee secretions induce a fermentation process, where biochemical transformations break down the walls of flower pollen grains and render the nutrients more readily available.
Forager bees that gather pollen do not eat it themselves, since they stop producing the proteolytic enzymes necessary to digest it when they transition to foraging. The foragers unload the pollen they gather directly into open cells located at the interface between the brood and stored honey, creating a typical band of what is called bee bread – the substance which is the main food source for honey bee larvae and workers.
Interesting stuff eh?!
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Have a great spring!
Andy, Marta and the Bees.
Raw Unfiltered Polish Honey Infusions & Bee Pollen by Miod Raw Honey Co.
Gingerbread, Turmeric-Infused, Buckwheat, Acacia, Rapeseed, Wildflower Honeys + more by Edinburgh based beekeepers and honey merchants
Miod Raw Honey Co make delicious and unique raw honey, simply filtered through muslin cloth and jarred right away without any processing with recycled materials only.
It is all the goodness nature has to offer in one jar.
Choose from 11 Bee-utiful 🐝 Flavours + Mix & Match Gift Sets
NATURALLY BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY & TREAT SORE THROATS WITH RAW HONEY INFUSIONS
Vitamin-C rich Rapeseed Honey infused with Gingerbread spices
Like Christmas on a spoon!
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Considered better than Manuka
Low GI + a strong, dark flavour
Also known as a hangover honey
Shop Buckwheat Honey »
MIX & MATCH GIFT SETS
Hand picked Raw Honey Gift Sets
with limited edition flavours
Save ££'s & bee adventurous
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TURMERIC CINNAMON & GINGER
Powerful anti-inflammatory raw ingredients
Pair with Turmeric Lattes & Hot Choc
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High protein, nutrient-rich grains for sprinkling
Natural allergy relief
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Creamy, dreamy, Vit-C packed
Great for toast & as face masks!
Shop Rapeseed Honey »
Classically sweet made from a variety of wild meadow flowers
Anti-bacterial & Anti-viral properties
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Rare, herbal honey
Fresh, light + a hint of spice
Use in salads, dips & drinks
Shop Coriander Honey »
ORANGE CINNAMON & CLOVE HONEY
Great for cold evening drinks, green tea & stir frys
With real un-candied orange peel
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Light, floral & very sweet
Great for coffee, tea & lemonade
Can help balance blood sugars
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Sweet with anti-bacterial healing properties
Can be used to heal wounds, burns, skin conditions & great for gut health
Shop Sunflower Honey »
Porridge & pancake-friendly
Raspberry & Blueberry flavour notes
Same simple sugars + microelements as fruit & veg
Shop Forest Honey »
Also called Lime Honey
Zesty, light & great to ward off cold and blocked noses
Use in any type of cold or warm drinks
Shop Linden Honey »
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