Where to obtain Local Honey
Association Honey. We only sell our honey at 2 events per year the Open Day (June) and the Honey Show (1st Sunday in October). Sadly, due to the Corona virus pandemic these events will not be held in 2020. For more information regarding these events go to the Public Events page
Members’ Honey . This can be bought directly from them or at local shops. Where to buy Local Honey. (link to document). We also hold the Twickenham Honey Market, on the August Bank Holiday Monday at our Apiary. Here members sell their own honey direct to the general public. This year a reduced social distancing event was held on 31st August between 12:00 – 16:00.
More about Honey
All bees make honey for their needs, but honeybees make large quantities so the colony can survive the winter ‘nectar famine.’ Good Beekeepers will only remove the excess honey ensuring there is enough for each colony to survive.
Honey is produced from the sugary secretions of plants (nectar) and by adding enzymes they convert complex sugars like sucrose into simple sugars ( fructose and glucose). When the water content drops below 20% they seal the cells containing honey with wax.
Some facts about Honeybees and Honey
- To make one pound of honey, the bees in the colony must visit 2 million flowers, fly over 55,000 miles and will be the lifetime work of just under 800 bees.
- A single honeybee will only produce approximately 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
- A single honey bee will visit 50-100 flowers on a single trip out of the hive.