honey tasting

Bee Garden Party

The Bees for Development Garden Party is a key event in the calendar for everyone who is anyone in the ‘bee world’. Numerous bee friendly celebrities  attend at this major fundraising event for the worthy charity which helps establish beekeeping and pollinating businesses across the globe. Bees for development  assist in farming and small business …

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Trees for Bees

Since working with bees, I seem to be noticing more and more nature around me. Each year a new herb, wildflower and tree seems to leap out at me. Last year it was Lime Trees and valerian. This year it’s sycamore and laurel. Sycamore blossom Noticing some incredible blossom on a grand ancient tree a …

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Lilac Honey

We grow used to associating certain plants with months or days of the year, our powder blue  flag irises flower on my eldest son’s birthday, mid May.  Memories A favourite rose bush flowered at the end of May, sealed in my memory bank as my parents helped me unload a van with my paintings at midnight …

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Honey judging

This week began with me being one of the judges for the London International Honey Awards. Ten of us, led by Dr Gian Luigi Marcazzan and Raffaele Dal’Olio spent a long full day tasting samples sent to London from around the globe. We met together on Sunday in London’s Hilton Doubletree Riverside Hotel, a short …

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Tasting Chicago Honey

www.facebook.com/PaulaCarnellcreatingabuzz/videos/645182902565324 I was given a selection of honeys from a fabulous expert beekeeper, Marcin Matelski last week in Chicago. We were both speaking at Grayslale Beekeeping Group. This sample is the sunflower, buckwheat and goldenrod.