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Making new homes for honeybees

Making new homes for honeybees

Earlier this year we held training sessions to teach the beekeepers of co-operatives The Apiary works with. Twenty-eight beekeepers in our train-the-trainer training programme attended a course on how to make a beehive system, or design, commonly known as the Kenyan top-bar hives. Top-bar hives (TBH) provide honeybees with a good home – a nesting structure – to protect them from the weather such as rain and varying temperatures, intruders and other predators. Happy bees equals healthy colonies and good honey!  The training, held in adherence to COVID-19 regulations and conducted by an international TBH expert, comprised practical and theory in making and maintain...

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Luxurious refreshments: Tips to make your drink really special

Luxurious refreshments: Tips to make your drink really special

Whether it’s a chilly morning, hot afternoon or a balmy evening, there’s nothing like a refreshing drink to perk one up. Having said that, there’s also nothing better than a mug of warm milk or hot chocolate to help one settle in for the night...   If your drink of choice is tea, water, coffee or milk, or if you’re a juicer, we have the perfect enhancer to your drink. Honey. Natural honey’s goodness and appetizing taste is the perfect addition to any drink – an elixir to the body and a delightful and a flavourful drink family and friends will be...

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The Good Cook’s Secret Ingredient

The Good Cook’s Secret Ingredient

Every cook has that ingredient, spice or method to take their dish or baked item from tasty to absolutely delicious. Without a doubt honey is one of the secret ingredient for any cuisine. So, keep your bottle of honey handy just as you do with salt and pepper. There are numerous ways to use this natural and healthy sweetener in foods. Most think of honey with the yoghurt, drizzled on fruit, an accompaniment with cheese, a condiment for making a salad dressing, a luxurious spread on a slice of toast and a sweetener for a cup of tea. But honey...

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Does honey have an expiration date? Can it go bad?

Does honey have an expiration date? Can it go bad?

Simple steps taken in storing honey to make it last forever.

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