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Pollinators and their importance

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Since starting my apprenticeship I have been asked on numerous occasions – how effective are honey bees as pollinators? The answer is not black and white and so I will attempt to answer it here. I should note that this is only my take on the issue. The honey bee as an individual pollinator In […]

Beeing Feminist

Health

Beeing feminist and the John Beattie Show Most days as a bee farming apprentice I work in the great outdoors but recently I was asked to be part of an interview that the Scottish Bee Company were doing on BBC Radio Scotland with John Beattie. The John Beattie Show Oh my goodness! This was definitely […]

The Secret Language of Bees

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The Secret Language of Bees  Most of us when we see a bee in flight are struck with complete fear that we’re going to be stung by the tiny fluffy things and swing at them with random movements in a desperate attempt to waft them, or ourselves, away from the danger. Once that paranoia kicks […]

What to do with your wildflower seeds

Gardening

You’ve received a small pack of wildflower seeds – but what next? Our apprentice and garden lover Katie is here to talk you through different ways to plant your wildflower seeds. The end of summer often indicates the end of the active gardening season in the UK, but autumn is one of the best times […]

Scottish Bee Company Crowdfunding Campaign

Health

In good news, The Scottish Bee Company has just launched its crowdfunding campaign on http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bringing-back-the-bees-one-jar-at-a-time. We have lots of great gift ideas there as well as discounts on our honey and the opportunity to sponsor a hive. Below you will find a list of everything we are promoting in our crowdfunding campaign. £10 or more Thank […]

The life of an apprentice bee farmer

Health

My name is Katie and I am the Scottish Bee Company’s bee farming apprentice! I started working with SBC in March 2018. When I began this role I had no previous experience of working with honey bees. Prior to moving up to Scotland to begin my apprenticeship I had been working in Hertfordshire and London […]

Natural Beeswax Candles

Gifting, Health

Why buy beeswax candles? Beeswax is a natural product that is found in the hive. It is unique as it has a plastic like texture. It is also easily malleable making it easy for the bees to protect themselves from the elements. The antibiotic qualities help fight disease within the hive. Beeswax candles burn cleanly. […]

Banana bread

Recipes

This recipe for refined sugar free banana bread is so easy to bake as you can literally throw everything in to your mixing bowl, whizz it up and bake. No refined sugar. For information about what eggs to by please head to https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/what-is-organic/organic-eggs/ To purchase our heather honey click here: https://www.scottishbeecompany.co.uk/shop/ We’ve really been exploring vegan butters […]

Why does honey crystallise?

Feature

Some think that crystallised honey means the honey has ‘gone off’ and often wonder refrain from using it. We explain why crystallised honey is a good thing!

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