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We're a Rochdale-based Community Interest Company with a mission to promote biodiversity and safe ecological practices through our bee projects and training programs. Now, after lots of hard work, with lots of experienced beekeepers we're hopefully becoming one of the top resources for quality local honey, beekeeping supplies, and community engagement projects in the North West.
I had a severe accident a few years ago and needing something to get me back outside and be more active. As soon as I saw in my first hive I was hooked, and here I am. If I can help anybody with bees like they have helped me, that would be a dream come true.
As a Community Interest Company anything you buy helps us, the bees, and hopefully people nationwide build a better place for us all to enjoy.
Our volunteers help teach and educate lots of different groups. We work with disabled groups, Circle HMRC, Barnardo’s, Schools, companies looking at promoting biodiversity, and our newest one Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. We are very proud of the work we do and if you'd like us to come and visit please get in touch, we can travel to most places, or you can come and visit us.
Set and Runny honey
What is the difference between set and runny honey?
We are asked this question a lot !
All honey made by our honeybees starts off as clear or 'runny' honey. Some honey types, set rather quickly, and are best enjoyed as a natural set honey. Our spring honey is available as a soft set honey which is perfect for spreading on bread, toast or croissants as it is pretty much a dripless honey. This mild flavoured honey is a great favourite with children - our grandchildren love it!
Our summer honey is a clear honey, this is ideal for adding to yoghurt or porridge as well as being delicious on fresh crusty bread.
All English honey will set over time – but it can easily be returned to its 'runny' state again.
Simply loosen the top and stand the jar in hot water until the honey becomes liquid again.
Remove the top and place in a microwave oven on the lowest power for a short period of time. Remember that the honey in the centre of the jar will continue to liquify after the heater timer has finished.
Our honey and beeswax beauty products are available for online ordering, collection, and hopefully at some local farmers markets very soon. Our honeys change with the seasons, so please order ahead or in bulk orders as it sells out fast.
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