Domestic Postage Rates to Change

Some good news on this cold and dreary Monday.

We’re delighted to announce that from now on, all orders placed within NZ will be automatically couriered by our friends at Pass the Parcel.

You’ll be emailed with all the details of how to track your item(s) once you’ve ordered, and we’ll take it from there. Simply visit https://www.passtheparcel.co.nz/Pass/Track

This will involve a few costs, however for the vast majority of our domestic orders, prices will remain unaffected.

Winter Sale – 25% Off 125ml Skin Care

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful loyal customers. As a small token of our gratitude, and to celebrate getting into the home straight before the end of Winter, we’re offering 25% off on our most popular product – the Apis Mellifera 125ml Skin Care.

Simply use the coupon code ‘winterbee’ when you get to the checkout to receive your discount. Offer ends when winter does – August 31st. Thank you!

Merry Christmas from The Apiary!

Please note we will be closed from December 23rd until January 9th. You will still be able to order online with us, but order will only be dispatched twice weekly until we reopen.

Davidson’s Organic Propolis Price Drop!

Today we’re really pleased to announce that The Apiary has reduced the price of Davidson’s Propolis today.

We want to make it more available to our customers because it’s a great tasting product and we believe you should all have a bottle in your cupboard to fight winter colds and flu. As our manager Kate says: “If I feel like I’m getting a cold I take three drops, three times a day, for three days ,and it works, especially now that I have small grandchildren in the family who love to share bugs with gay abandon. Our customers use our Propolis for sore throats, laryngitis, to fight common colds and sinus infections.” It tastes great – honey flavoured but with lovely hints of plant resin and beeswax.  We use a very gentle process with our bee products that extracts all the goodness from a beehive including bee pheromones and flavinoloids which have a taste and aroma that makes you feel so much better. Davidson’s Propolis is made with a certified organic process and we don’t use alcohol or any artificial flavours. It’s one of the few propolis-based products suitable for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children. So try it out now for 25% less than it used to be. As they say on the carpet commercials …

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The Apiary Goes Loco !

First off, Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a wonderful time over the festive period and are looking forward to a productive and healthy 2015, we certainly are. As to that, we are really pleased to announce that for the first time since our relaunch, we are now stocking some of our product in a real life physical store.

Last year the business moved up to Featherston in South Wairarapa, and in that time we have gotten to know the locals really well.  One of whom is Emma Jackson,  proprietor of the Loco Cafe in the town.  It’s a fantastic little space that features a lot of Emma’s and her beau Chris’s arts and crafts, as well as other beautiful things all made locally. We already bought a piece for some relatives back in Ireland for Christmas, and it won’t be the last thing we buy. Aside from the art and the great coffee, Loco also stocks some health and beauty products, so our Apis Mellifera skin care and health food ranges feel right at home, as you can see from the photo Emma took above (thanks for the cute addition of the bee to keep watch over our products!) So if you live in Featherston or are passing through, keep an eye out for the pink panther lounging outside the cafe, and why not drop in for a coffee, a sit down and maybe an Apiary product or two.

The New England Bee Hotel For Pollinators

A newly constructed “bee hotel” at the University of New Hampshire’s Woodman Farm isn’t much to look at — with its cinder block floors and pine cone-littered suites — but for the region’s pollinators, it’s as appealing as any five-star resort.

The bee hotel is at the center of the first-ever comprehensive study of New England’s bee population. The study, led by researchers at the University of New Hampshire’s New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES), aims to assess the condition of the region’s estimated 250 species of bees.

“The study will establish the first complete diversity assessment of native bees in the region and also provide a better understanding of pollinator diversity and ecology,” Sandra Rehan, lead NHAES researcher and assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of New Hampshire’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA), said in a statement.

The study, called “Sustainable Solutions to Problems Affecting Bee Health,” was launched to coincide with National Pollinator Week (June 16-22), an annual event sanctioned by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture that highlights the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations in the United States.

“Basic data on species diversity and habitat preferences will be fundamental to future studies to ameliorate declining bee populations and to target species at risk,” Rehan said.

In addition to helping protect native bees in New England, Rehan said the project is designed to raise awareness about how humans are affecting pollinator populations in the region, as well as across other areas of the country.

Bees, which play a critical role in the health of food crops and natural ecosystems, have experienced rapid declines in population and diversity over the past several years, research from NHAES shows.

And humans deserve at least part of the blame for this decline. Loss of habitat and agricultural environments, as well as the widespread use of pesticides and chemicals in farming, are believed to be contributing to the current bee crisis throughout the United States.

 

The value of pollination to agriculture is estimated at more than $200 billion each year worldwide, said Rehan, who oversees the University of New Hampshire’s Bee Lab.  This makes the university’s research into the subject even more pressing, and has led to the launch of a longer-term project to monitor the biodiversity of bees in New Hampshire. The bee hotel at Woodman Farm represents one part of this project, with other monitoring sites at NHAES facilities also contributing much-needed data.

“By documenting what species are abundant, common and rare to the area, we can track species habitat and floral preferences,” Rehan said.  “By further developing long-term monitoring, we can identify species at risk and changes in bee communities.”

The researchers plan to use genomic screening on the winged guests of the bee hotel to identify which species suffer low genetic variability. This trait, the researchers explained, may indicate certain genetic issues that can lead to the decline or even extinction of a species.

John Wraith, NHAES director and dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, expressed enthusiasm for the bee hotel project and its related studies, noting the impact that pollinators have in New Hampshire and its neighboring regions.

“These are critically important, time-sensitive issues that face our state and regional producers, gardeners, residents and visitors,” Wraith said in a statement.

“We’re excited to support this work within our engaged research portfolio.”

 

Rehan is equally excited about the studies, and hopes that continued research and education can help reverse the trend in declining bee populations in New England and other regions.

“By educating New Hampshire citizens, farmers and policymakers about native bees and habitat preferences, we can encourage the regional and national authorities to create and maintain native bee habitats,” Rehan said.

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Mother’s Day Freebee For That Special Mum In Your Life

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 11th, Canotta Golden State Warriors and we here at The Apiary value our mothers a great deal. As a relatively new mother myself I understand the fundamental role my mum has played in my life. Nike Air Max 2017 damskie So to celebrate all our mums,

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    New Beginnings

    It’s not every day you have to make a decision that will change the course of a family business that has been doing things much the same way for about 60 years. Jameis Winston – Florida State Seminoles So it was with a great deal of emotion, and a lot of careful consideration, that we decided to move. So we have relocated from our South Canterbury address and moved the entire operation north to Featherston in the South Wairarapa. Jake Arrieta Jersey Completely aside from leaving behind so much history, there was also the sheer magnitude of the task of moving a small factory, office, personal possessions and two cats to another island seven hours drive and three hours sailing distance away! But we made it, after two months of toing and froing, sixteen hour days of cleaning, packing, moving, unpacking, selling, buying and stockpiling we finally moved the last of The Apiary ‘up north’ where we can now start afresh and work on creating the kind of business we have always dreamed of. New neighbours or existing customers alike have asked us, “why Featherston!?” Well, there are several reasons for that. nike air max pas cher Firstly clover honey has always been our specialty and clover just doesn’t grow down south like it used to, farming practices have changed and it is not used as much but up here we have found there is much more available. Nike Air Max Thea Dames The Wairarapa is also very similar to Canterbury in geography, so we feel much less homesick here with a slightly smaller version of the mountains, valleys, plains and rivers that we’re used to. new balance grigie bambino Featherston itself is synonymous with the word ‘potential’, there is a groundswell of support for business and development here and I have never met so many people so excited and so welcoming before in my life.

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    Honeybees Reveal That Evolution Is Stranger Than You Ever Realized

    Note: This article was first published in io9 on 3/6/14.

    Darwin’s idea of natural selection is simple. Good mutations are passed on, because the animals who have them will survive to reproduce. Philadelphia 76ers But how do you pass on those good mutations in honeybee colonies, where most bees are sterile workers who never have babies? A group of researchers decided to find out.

    York University biologist Amro Zayed worked with a team of Canadian and Saudi Arabian researchers to unravel a genetic mystery that has long intrigued evolutionary biologists. nike kd 9 pas cher Worker bees are the most important part of any bee colony, gathering food, building the hive, taking care of babies, and maintaining the temperature inside the hive at what Zayed calls a “balmy 33 degrees Celsius.” If a worker has a mutation that makes it better at finding food in a new region, evolutionary reason would predict that mutation ought to be passed along to the next generation of workers. But how can it be, if only the queen bee is having babies?

    In the 1960s, W.D. Hamilton first proposed a theoretical model that could explain how each generation of sterile bees contributed to the fitness of their species. The theory was called “kin selection,” and it suggests that non-reproducing animals still benefit when another member of their group is having babies. As the term “kin selection” suggests, a sterile bee is still helping natural selection along, even if it’s only by making it easier for her queen to lay eggs. After all, the queen is either mother or sister to every bee in her colony.

    For decades, kin selection was just a theory. New Balance Niño Recently, however, we’ve accumulated enough genetic information about honeybees that we’re able to analyze how they’re evolving at a DNA level. And a few years ago, Zayed and his colleagues wondered whether they could use genetic evidence to back up Hamilton’s fifty-year-old idea. First, they gathered 40 honeybee genomes from subspecies regions all over Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. “One researcher even risked great danger to get a honeybee in Syria,” Zayed said.

    After an intensive analysis, the team discovered that there are certain regions of the honeybee genome that are undergoing rapid positive selection. That means they found several relatively new mutations that have spread quickly throughout honeybee subspecies because they are so useful. And nearly all of those mutations were associated with honeybee workers’ ability to adapt their behavior to new environments and manage the worker division of labor. Maglie Los Angeles Lakers Essentially, all the most rapidly-changing parts of the honeybee genomes were selecting for traits that gave advantages to those sterile workers.

    If you think about a bee colony, the queen bee is living in an almost lab-like environment. She’s fed and groomed by workers. The temperature in the colony is 33 degrees Celsius for most of her life. She’s in this benign environment, afforded by the actions of workers who collect food and nurse the brood and thermo-regulate the hive. Air Jordan 3 Uomo Through their behavior they bear brunt of changes in environment. They have to cope with changes in environment. New York Giants Jerseys And they deal with changes in the environment with changes in worker behavior.“This is the first time anyone has shown workers contributing to adaptation,” Zayed told io9 by phone from Ontario, Canada. And he said it makes perfect sense, considering that workers are the front line when it comes to the colony’s survival in the environment. But the queen doesn’t need to adapt as much, because her environment is always stable. Canotte Boston Celtics Zayed continued:

    And indeed, as Zayed’s team found, the DNA regions that are evolving the most rapidly in honeybees are responsible for worker behavior.

    Again, we have to ask, how are these good traits being passed on from one sterile generation to the next? The answer takes us back to kin selection. The better the workers are, the more likely their queen’s hive environment will remain stable and benign. Canotte Charlotte Hornet And that means she’s more likely to have more children, many of whom will also have the good mutations that made her workers so adaptable in the first place. nike air max pas cher Among those children will be future queens, who will carry those genes with them when they found new colonies and birth new generations of workers.

    This also helps explain why there is such a huge amount of variation in honeybee behavior from subspecies to subspecies — and even from colony to colony. Zayed pointed out that the famously aggressive behavior of African honeybees is a direct result of adapting to an environment full of predators like the honey badger who attack hives. In other parts of the world, such as Yemen, bees have adapted to be excellent at air conditioning their hives in the hot desert air. And in Japan, bees have used the “hot defensive bee ball” to combat deadly wasps. All of these behavior modifications are the result of rapid changes under the pressures of natural selection.

    As a result of Zayed and his colleagues’ work, published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we have solid genetic evidence that even when animals don’t reproduce, they still contribute to the evolution of their species and their family lineage. Put another way, altruism pays off.

    Though humans are very different from social insects, there is still something poignant in the life cycles of honeybees for us city-dwelling Homo sapiens. It’s hard not to ponder the implications of those queens with their static, unchanging behavior inside the hive. Their evolution is entirely dependent on adaptable sisters and daughters, working in the dangerous world outside. And yet the workers can’t pass along the behaviors they’ve evolved without their queen. It sounds harmonious.

    Halloween Week Recipe: Cream of Pumpkin and Honey Soup

    At this time of year a lot of pumpkins will be getting used, with many of their insides being scooped out and discarded. Tomorrow we’ll be posting some handy tips you can use to recycle or otherwise reuse any various leftovers you have from Halloween, but today we thought we’d share a scrumptious recipe combining the season’s favourite ingredient along with a healthy dash of our own delicious honey.

    What You Will Need:

    • 1 1kg pumpkin, peeled, de-seeded and cut into chunks
    • 40ml olive oil
    • 2 small onions,
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    • 800ml vegetable stock
    • 2 tablespoons of Davidson’s Organic Raw and Unheated Honey
    • 4 tablespoons of crème fraiche
    • 1 small carrot
    • 1 tablespoon of paprika, to garnish
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    Halloween Week: The Haunted History of Beekeeping

    There are some great Facebook groups and pages out there, catering to all kinds of niche hobby or interest. Few are more specialised however than a page dedicated to historical articles about bees and beekeeping. For the past few weeks Historical Honeybee Articles have been posting fascinating spooky or macabre stories involving beekeeping down through the centuries.. Fjallraven Kanken No.2

    It really has some great stuff, even if you don’t think you’re particularly interested in beekeeping, there are scary tales abound that will keep you hooked. I strongly urge you to go and check out all the stories posted there, but I’ve selected a few of my favourites below to get you in the mood for Halloween.

    Bees Pay Last Respects to a Young Boy at His Funeral

    “A strange incident happened at a funeral near Parsons, Kansas the other day. A little son of Samuel Carson, residing southwest of the city, died and was buried in the neighborhood cemetery. There being no hearse the remains were placed in a spring wagon and conveyed to the cemetery.

    On the way to the grave a swarm of bees gathered on the lid of the coffin and there remained. When the cemetery was reached, all efforts to drive the bees from the coffin were without avail, and the pallbearers were forced to take charge of the coffin with the bees swarming about them, and before the remains were deposited in the grave every pallbearer suffered, being stung in more than one place on the face and hands. fjällräven kånken Mini The bees clung so tenaciously to the coffin that many of them were buried with the body of the dead boy.

    The dead boy was very fond of bees, and whether the bees were thus showing their grief over the loss of their young friend or what the significance of such an act on the part of the bees was, is a mystery yet unsolved.”

    – Kansas City Times, 1895.

    Bee Tenants of Dead Bodies

    Bees have been known to tenant a dead body. A party of tourists along the Mediterranean, exploring the quaint old cemetery of Algesirias, came across a small, uncovered coffin that held the remains of a child. The cavity of the chest had become the home of an industrious swarm of bees, and the honeycomb they were at work on was rapidly increasing. Fjallraven Kanken 7L -New York World, 1895

    A Grave Swarm. nike air max 2017 heren groen – A Belfast paper contains an account of a sexton discovering that a swarm of bees had taken possession of a scull in a coffin which was found to be well stored with honey. (This was indeed a sweet head; and what ever was the cause of the persons death, the sexton discovered a great burning in the head, which was much honeycombed.)

    – The Age, 1832, London, Middlesex.

    Funeral Custom Gone Wrong

    “A superstitious custom prevails at every funeral in Devon of turning round the bee-hives that belonged to the deceased, if he had any, and that at the moment the corpse is carried out of the house. Jordan 13 Sale At a funeral some time since at Collampton of a rich old farmer a laughable circumstance of the sort occurred, for just as the corpse was placed in the hearse and the horsemen to a large number were drawn up in order for the procession of the funeral, a person called out “Turn the bees!” when a servant who had no knowledge of such a custom, instead of turning the hives round, lifted them up and laid them down on their sides.

    The bees thus hastily invaded instantly attacked and fastened on the horses and their riders; it was in vain they galloped off; the bees followed and left their stings as marks of their indignation. fjallraven kanken mochilas Meantime a general confusion took place, attended with loss of hats, wigs, &c, and the corpse during the conflict was left unattended, nor was it till after a considerable time that the funeral attendants could be arranged, in order to proceed to the interment of their deceased friend.”

    – Argus newspaper, September 13th, 1790.

    A Thousand Ways to Cut Short Our Days

    Among the many curious inscriptions that are to be found on the tombstones that mark the last resting places of some of the early pioneers, one of the most curious is in the town of Manchester New York, in a place known as the Old Greenhouse Cemetery. In the old town cemetery is the grave of one Timothy Ryan who died May 12, 1814. He has secured a place in history as being the second recorded fatality from a bee sting in North America (according to Ripley’s “Believe It or Not”).

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    In memory of Timothy Ryan
    who died May 12, 1814
    in the 66th year of his age.

    A thousand ways cut short our days,
    None are exempt from death,
    A honey bee, by stinging me,
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    This grave contains the last remains
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    My soul is gone not to return,
    Till one eternal day.

    Friends one and all both great and small,
    Behold where I do lie,
    While you are here for death prepare,
    Remember you must die.

    Be sure to go and check out Historical Honeybee Articles for more spooky (and many more perfectly un-spooky but no less fascinating) tales related to bees and beekeeping, and why not drop them a ‘Like’ while you’re at it.

    Halloween Week: Help Scientists Battle Zombees

    Honey bee colonies are subject to numerous pathogens and parasites. Adrian Gonzalez Jersey Interaction among multiple pathogens and parasites is the proposed cause for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a syndrome characterized by worker bees abandoning their hive. Last year scientists from the San Francisco State University provided the first documentation that the phorid fly Apocephalus borealis, previously known to parasitize bumble bees, also infected and eventually killed honey bees and may pose an emerging threat to North American apiculture.

    Scientists say the fly deposits its eggs into the bee’s abdomen, causing the insect to walk around in circles with no apparent sense of direction. The bee exhibits zombie-like behaviour, said lead investigator John Hafernik. Parasitised honey bees show hive abandonment behavior, leaving the hive at night and dying shortly thereafter. On average, seven days later up to 13 phorid larvae emerge from each dead bee and pupate away from the bee. Using DNA barcoding, the researchers confirmed that phorids that emerged from honey bees and bumble bees were the same species.

    Microarray analyses of honey bees from infected hives revealed that these bees are often infected with deformed wing virus and Nosema ceranae. Larvae and adult phorids also tested positive for these pathogens, implicating the fly as a potential vector or reservoir of these honey bee pathogens. Air Jordan 5 Uomo Phorid parasitism may affect hive viability since 77% of sites sampled in the San Francisco Bay Area were infected by the fly and microarray analyses detected phorids in commercial hives in South Dakota and California’s Central Valley.

    To learn more about how the parasitic fly affects the bees’ behavior, the scientists have built a system to track the movements of infected bees in and out of a hive. cheap fjallraven kanken Each bee has a set of tiny radio frequency trackers — each no bigger than a fleck of glitter — attached to the top of its thorax. Tennis Nike The bees leave and return to the hive through a small tube outfitted with dual laser readers that interact with the individual trackers.

    Knowing exactly when bees leave–and whether they come back–is important for understanding how and when the parasites might cause the bees to abandon their hives. The original study found bees disoriented and dying at night, for instance, but the researchers aren’t sure whether the infected bees only leave their hives to fly in the dark. adidas cloudfoam hombre The researchers hope to capitalize on the interest in the bees with a citizen science project called ZomBee Watch.

    ZomBee Watch has three main goals. nike air max nederland 1. To determine where in North America the Zombie Fly Apocephalus borealis is parasitizing honey bees. Under Armour Curry One 2. To determine how often honey bees leave their hives at night, even if they are not parasitized by the Zombie Fly. 3. To engage citizen scientists in making a significant contribution to knowledge about honey bees and to become better observers of nature. fjallraven kanken mochilas If you live in the United States, they need your help finding out where honey bees are being parasitized by the Zombie Fly and how big a threat the fly is to honey bees. So far, the Zombie Fly has been found parasitizing honey bees in California and South Dakota.

    Homemade Honey and Cream Facial Mask

    There are an almost innumerable amount of facial masks out there, all with a whole slew of ingredients to help your skin, but as with most things the fewer the ingredients the more effective the result. Ernie Banks Jersey So if you want to rejuvenate your skin and give your face a refreshing boost then here’s a simple recipe for a simple homemade facial mask.

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    Crush the aspirin tablets up, but not too much. air max pas cher You don’t want a fine powder but a nice and chunky pile, all the better to buff around and exfoliate your skin with. Georgia Bulldogs Then mix the honey and cream up with the aspirin until you have a good paste. air jordans free shipping Leave it on for around 10 to 15 minutes so it feels like a properly congealed mask (sound weird yes, but you’ll thank yourself later), then simply rinse off with warm water and your face should be feeling reinvigorated!

    The salicylic acid in the aspirin (which is also found in pretty much all acne treatments) helps you clean out your pores and exfoliate your skin. New Balance 009 mujer It also works as an anti-inflammatory so can help with any redness you’re experiencing. nike scarpe 2017 The anti-bacterial properties of our honey combined with all the benefits of our moisturiser also mean if you’re having any trouble with acne, the facial mask can help reduce breakouts.

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    Halloween Week: Scary Snacks Made With Haunted Honey

    If there’s one thing that makes Halloween really memorable for kids it’s all the treats they get. new balance 997 on sale Most of the time that comes in the form of bags upon bags of sweets the neighbours give them if they’re brave enough to knock on their door in the dead of night. Sometimes the haul they get at the end of the night can be just ridiculous, and worse yet, it’s usually all gone within the week.

    If you’re hosting a Halloween party or simply want to give your kids some treats that are a little more imaginative than your average lolly scramble, then here’s a few recipes to share with your little terrors. They still pack plenty of sweetness, but instead of processed sugary candy, it comes in the form of delicious honey.

    Honey Caramel Apples

    People have been enjoying toffee apples for over one hundred years, and as treats go they’re not bad at all. Of course when they started out they were traditionally made with a whole bunch of sugar and corn syrup, but at least kids were getting a piece of fruit when they eventually got through that tooth-destroying later.

    Well thanks to Nourished Kitchen there is now a wonderful little recipe for “candy” apples that is much healthier for teeth, and much more delicious for tummies. Not to mention they look way cooler.

    Ingredients:

    • 6 medium apples (or substitute 8 small apples)
    • 1 cup Davidson’s Raw and Unheated Organic Honey
    • 3/4 cup heavy cream
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • a dash of natural red food dye (optional)
    • 1/2 cup crushed pecans (or easily crushable nut of your choice)
    • 6 spooky sticks or wooden dowels

    Directions:

    1. Whisk the Davidson’s honey, cream, butter and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat until it begins to bubble, then immediately reduce the heat to medium. Chaussure Adidas Stir in food coloring, adjusting the volume to match the intensity of color you like.
    2. Continue to whisk the caramel frequently to prevent scorching and to prevent it from bubbling up and out of of your saucepan. Continue to cook until the caramel reaches a temperature of 125C (260 F) – about 25 minutes. Kanken No.2 Baratas The caramel should be a rich brown or red-brown if you also used food coloring; the bubbles should be small and should uniformly cover the surface of the pan and the caramel should be thickened.
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    Honey Crispies

    If you’re hosting a Halloween party full of kids then getting everything ready is always a scarily busy time. You want something that’s simple to throw together, something you can chuck in the fridge and forget about until you need it. This recipe is perfect for you; it’s easy, requires no baking, and can be stored for as long as you need.

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 cup Davidson’s Organic Creamed Clover Honey
    • 1/2 cup peanut butter
    • 1-1/2 cups rice crispies cereal
    • 1/2 cup raisins (or dried fruit of your choice)
    • 1/2 cup Halloween sprinkles (or any kind!)

    Directions:

    1. Place a sheet of waxed paper on a cookie sheet so cookies won’t stick.
    2. Combine the powdered sugar, Davidson’s honey and peanut butter in a medium bowl and stir until mixed well, then stir in the cereal and raisins.
    3. Using your hands, shape the mixture into approximately one-inch round balls. Roll balls in your Halloween sprinkles and place on the cookie sheet and refrigerate for one hour.
    4. After an hour or so the cookies should feel firm when touched. Serve right away or place in tightly covered container and store in the refrigerator. This recipe will make about 30 crispies.

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    Halloween Honey Popcorn

    Everyone loves popcorn. zonnebril ray ban heren Everyone. If you don’t, then you need to seek some kind of counselling.

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    Ingredients:

    • 1 brown paper bag
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
    • 1/3 cup of popping corn
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup of Davidson’s Raw and Unheated Organic Honey
    • 1/4 cup of whipping cream
    • 1 inch-thick block of butter

    Directions:

    1. Pre-heat your oven to 150C (300F). Combine the salt, olive oil, and popping corn in a bowl, mixing thoroughly until the corn is evenly coated. Then pour the bowl into your brown paper bag.
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    3. Fold over the top of the bag and stick it in the microwave on high for 1m 30s.

    4. Mix the Davidson’s honey with the vanilla, and pour into a saucepan with the milk and butter. Heat the saucepan on a medium to high heat until it starts to bubble and turn a golden brown colour (about 120C).
    5. Once the mixture is boiling, take the saucepan off the hob and immediately pour out evenly over your popcorn (either lay your popcorn on a flat surface and pour evenly, and have it in a bowl and be prepared to shake it around as you pour – so long as it’s evenly covered).
    6. Lay out some baking paper onto an oven tray and pour the popcorn evenly over the tray.

    Halloween Week: Beware Zombees!

    To celebrate Halloween and get in that spooky mood, we’ll be sharing a couple of posts this week about all kinds of scary goings on and how they relate to bees and honey. This week, it’s Halloween costume time!

    Halloween isn’t hugely popular here in New Zealand, which is a shame. Many see it as more of an American tradition, and sure enough they can go absolutely nuts for it. Minnesota Timberwolves For me, it’s the versatility of the holiday that I find so appealing; you can celebrate it by carving up a pumpkin, watching some scary movies, or simply scoring free sweets off the neighbours. Another massively popular thing to do is dress up and go to a Halloween costume party.

    We’ll get to some of the more bizarre bee-related costumes you can try out while scaring the night away, but first I thought I’d share some amazing t-shirt designs I’ve found recently, all to do with what is now my favourite new word, Zombees!

    A cute design by panda3y3 after their daughter came up with the idea. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames grijs Perfect for your own little zombee this Halloween.
    A pretty slick looking design from LucyDynamite warning us of the impending invasion of the zombees!
    A nice use of letters and images in the rebus style to create a pretty snazzy little tee from bungeecow.
    This one’s a personal favourite, the gormless look on the zombee’s face coupled with the wonderfully gruesome exposed brains make this design from Ely Prosser a winner.
    Cute and horrible all at the same time. The purple and green make this zombee look truly undead. New Balance 993 damskie Nice work from designsalive.
    Last but not least a great design that evokes those wonderfully bad B-movie horrors from the 50s. Zombee Madness!!! indeed from sadmachine.

    If you’ve ever been to a Halloween fancy dress party, then you’ve probably seen someone wearing a bee costume. Hey, if it’s good enough for Beyonce then it’s good enough for us common folk. Usually you’ll get two types of people who wear bee costumes; either the “crazay” guy who dresses like a fat bee and bounces into you all night, or the girl trying to look sexy in her black and yellow striped stockings and short black and yellow corset/miniskirt combination. Both are pretty boring, so I thought we’d have a look at some more “imaginative” bee costumes we bedeck ourselves or others out in. First off…

    Kids

    As we all know, the best thing about being a parent is dressing your kids in the most ludicrous clothes you can find to make them look utterly ridiculous, then sitting back and laughing at them as they look dumb-founded as to why you’re laughing. There are only a few short years you can do this for before they’re old enough to realise they’re being made fools of for your amusement.

    I’ve noticed that the problem with many of the bee costumes you see is that our silly old human legs get in the way. Asics Gel Lyte 5 damskie A bee costume can look great but the effect is somewhat ruined by two big legs sticking out the bottom of it and making it look like a bizarre humanoid bee on stilts. Thankfully this is where babies come in. chaussures de foot umbro Since they don’t really need their legs for the first year or so, you’ve only got one Halloween with which to dress them up as the most authentic bee a human can muster. May we present some offerings…

    This little guy is cute, and he’s totally rocking this bee costume, with a little flower just to bump up the cuteness or maybe make some kind of statement about the importance pollination. Either way he’s a little too cute, so much so that he looks more cute than he does ridiculous. That’ll never do, time to move on.

    That’s more like it. Ill-fitting clothes are always the first port of call when making your child look ridiculous, and the fact that he looks like he’s actually being swallowed by the bee costume rather than wearing it really adds to the overall effect.

    The face says it all. Crocheting was a bold choice, and it’s made this poor little guy look like one of those toilet roll dolls. adidas gazelle hombre Even his antennae are sad.

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    Ok so they’ve reneged on covering up the legs, which should rule them out of this list, but it was just too ridiculous not to include. I mean come on, who in their right mind would dress their kid up like this? I like to make my kid look silly as much as the next parent, but this is just cruel.

    What The..?

    Some Halloween costumes have a ridiculous amount of thought and energy put into them, and those that are pulled off are always greatly appreciated. The creativity some people show with an original idea brilliantly executed can be quite staggering. Then you get these guys, who make you stop and stare just as much, but for very different reasons…

    Oh. adidas zx 700 mujer OH. Oh right! You’re a bee and a B! That’s genius. Canotte Cleveland Cavaliers Also you’re wielding a machete! Because why not.

    This guy has never been familiar with the word subtle. Gone is the attempt at looking like both a bee and the letter B, and in its place are lazy fake muscles. Not to be outdone by our previous effort’s machete, this bee will slaughter us with a chainsaw because WHY NOT!

    I don’t know what it is – maybe it’s the dead lifeless eyes and raised eyebrows staring into our souls. Perhaps it’s the creepy frozen smile. Or maybe it’s the bizarre and mutant duck feet that make this costume utter nightmare fuel. If you saw this freakish bee-duck apparition standing around smiling at everyone at a Halloween Party, don’t tell me you wouldn’t be freaked out.

    Animals

    That’s right, people even go so far as getting their animals in on the action. New Balance 574 Pas Cher It makes a weird kind of sense really. You can only dress your kids in a ridiculous bee get-up for so long, but with animals you can do it every Halloween, or every day if you’re completely insane. May we present some of the greatest attempts from around the interwebs…

    I think this is a dog, maybe? It could just as easily be a baby Wookie, but whatever it is, it’s looking mighty suspicious of being forced to look like a bee.

    If you’re going to dress a cat up as anything, let alone as a bee, then you can’t expect any other look on its face than this.

    This little guy looks like he has already formulated his plan for getting revenge on his owner. Rats are wily at the best of times, but a rat dressed as a bee is downright vengeful.

    Ok this guy is great. Anyone who has guinea pigs (and are so inclined) knows that they are the best animals to put little clothes and little hats on. This great effort has gone even further, because it’s the little glasses that really tie the whole look together, and elevate this guinea pig to looking like some kind of well-read guinea-bee librarian.

    But for every superb guinea pig dressed as a bee, there are about six depressed dogs dressed as bees. This poor little guy looks like he has given up all hope of revenge on his owner, and is simply crying out for help through those sad and dejected eyes.

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    Homemade Honey Mustard In A Hurry

    <span style="font-family: georgia, Air Jordan 9 palatino;”>The great thing about honey mustard sauce is that it is so versatile. Anything that works equally well as a dipping sauce for some homemade chips or burgers, or as an accompaniment to a more substantial gourmet meal is the perfect thing to have on hand when you’re hungry.

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    What’s Wrong With Your Chicken? And Other Animal Related Stories Part 1

    It was a Friday evening, goedkoop nike air max 2016 I’d been looking after some chickens for a friend who had gone overseas for a while and everything had been smooth sailing until someone pointed out that one of my charges, Amy, was looking a bit under the weather.

    <span style="font-family: georgia, Case Keenum – Houston Cougars palatino;”>I’ve never kept chickens before and only know the basics, my friend could not be contacted and all the vets in the area were off until Monday. Google was of little help as all of Amy’s symptoms were pretty common to every bird illness known to humankind. Maglie Atlanta Hawks Lethargy, not eating, Nike buty drinking or preening and refusing to move. She wasn’t egg bound, her crop was fine but by the next morning she looked even more miserable. What to do? The only thing I could think of was watering down some New Dawn and figuring out how to syringe feed a grumpy bird. nike air max 2017 femme noir For many years New Dawn has been our go-to treatment when people aren’t feeling well so I figured it was worth a shot with a chicken.

    <span style="font-family: georgia, Maglie Miami Heat palatino;”>Once you get past the initial challenge of wrangling a bird, Canotte Atlanta Hawks a syringe, a beak attached to said grumpy bird and some sticky spillage it’s easy enough to treat a chicken with honey water.

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    So I still have no idea what was wrong with her or how exactly the New Dawn helped but I can say for sure that if you have a sick animal and no access to a vet then it’s worth a go. It has natural antibacterial properties and can help our immune systems so it makes sense for it to do the same for animals too – the boost of sugar probably helps as well.

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    Two Remote Scottish Isles To Become UK’s First Reserve For Honey Bees

    There are around 250 native species of bee in Britain but just a single honey bee – the Apis mellifera. The isles of Colonsay and Oronsay are currently home to around 50 colonies and have now been named in a new Scottish Government order to protect the species from cross-breeding and disease.

    The Bee Keeping (Colonsay and Oronsay) Order 2013 comes into force on 1 January and will make it an offence to keep any honeybees on the islands except Apis mellifera, whose hardiness allows them to survive the harsh climate of Scotland’s west coast.

    Beekeeper Andrew Abrahams has campaigned for the islands to be recognised as a sanctuary for the species.

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    Welcoming the new legislation, Abrahams said: “It’s the government’s acknowledgement that native bees should be conserved because they are much more suitable to our difficult environment, and the increasingly difficult environment global warming will bring us.”

    Most of Britain’s native honeybee species were wiped out in the early 20th century by the “Isle of Wight disease”, caused by a parasitic mite which spread throughout the country.

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    The biggest threat to bees kept in apiaries today is the deadly Varroa mite, which was first discovered in the UK in 1992 and has led to the virtual elimination of feral bee colonies in many areas. Adidas Scarpe Uomo Colonsay was chosen as a reserve because its bees are free from the disease and are genetically pure.

    The Scottish Government granted the order after a public consultation received overwhelming support.

    Nigel Southworth, New Balance 574 Pas Cher editor of the Scottish Beekeeper magazine, said: “This is great news for beekeeping, Asics Gel Lyte 5 męskie not only in Scotland, but the whole of the UK and beyond.

    “Congratulations to Andrew for achieving this and full credit to the Scottish Government for going ahead with the reserve.

    “At a time when honeybees are facing perhaps the greatest threat to their survival, this very positive move could be seen in future years to be one of the landmark decisions that helped not only to save this kind of bee, but triggered new initiatives to help both the honeybees and mankind.”

    Eric McArthur, vice president of Glasgow and District Beekeepers’ Association, said: “The need for this reserve has been a long time in coming.”

    McArthur added that the Colonsay and Oronsay reserve ranks in importance with Australia’s Kangaroo Island, which was designated as a reserve for the native bee of Italy, Apis mellifera ligustica, which was imported there in the 1880s. It is now believed to hold the last remaining pure stock of the species anywhere in the world.

    McArthur said: “The honey bees on Colonsay and Oronsay have the same significance for future Apis mellifera mellifera genetic purity as Kangaroo Island has for Apis mellifera lig­ustica.

    “These islands will become a Mecca not only for worldwide beekeepers interested in seeing the pure race Apis mellifera mellifera for themselves but also for scientists investigating the limits of genetic diversity in any closed and isolated population.

    “The importance of the Col­onsay and Oronsay honeybee reserve to Scotland’s economy cannot be stressed strongly enough and the islands should be developed as a Centre of Excellence for the black bee of Scotland.”

    Environment and climate change minister Paul Wheelhouse, who signed the order, said the new reserve fits in with wider work being undertaken on bee health in Scotland and would be significant in ensuring a bright future for black bees on the island.

    “The Bee Keeping Order illustrates how our non-native species legislation can be used to protect our native wildlife,” he said.

    “The order is a targeted measure to protect an important population of black bees on Colonsay from hybridisation with non-native bees.

    “We are working in close collaboration with the Scottish Beekeepers Association and Bee Farmers Association to deliver the ten-year Honeybee Health Strategy, Jordan 11 Pre-School which aims to achieve a sustainable and healthy population of honeybees for pollination and honey production in Scotland.”

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    Spring Has Sprung!

    Spring is well and truly here. The daffodils are out and the lawnmower is getting worked overtime. In keeping with the theme of new life, we at Davidson’s Apiaries are absolutely chuffed to welcome another addition to our extended clan. sac kanken pas cher Rosalind River is a happy and healthy little cherub who was safely delivered only a few short weeks ago.

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    Recipe: The Honey Garlic Natural Sore Throat Remedy

    As you may or may not know, garlic is a powerful immune-booster. Nike Air Lebron 13 Ep It is very effective against nasty bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Honey, especially that of the raw and unheated variety, also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties, so when you combine the two, you’ve got a great aid to help you fight sore throats, colds or the flu.

    To be most effective as an antibacterial/antiviral/antifungal, though, garlic needs to be eaten raw and in rather large quantities. This is tough for most of us.

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    So here’s a tip: when infused in honey, raw garlic becomes far more palatable. adidas cloudfoam hombre Yummy even. It is a great idea to keep a jar of this on hand at all times. Maglie Los Angeles Lakers At the first sign of a sore throat (or a cold or the flu), start popping your honey infused garlic and if you can, try to eat one clove every hour or two all day long.

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    So make up a jar of this and keep it in your fridge and you’ll be all set for next winter (or the next time you get sick). The garlic is ready to eat after a few days but tastes much better when it has hung out in the honey for a few months. 2017 asics pas cher Try to replace the garlic cloves with fresh ones whenever you’ve taken some out for use, so that the jar remains pretty much full at all times.

    Ingredients:

    Directions:

    1. Fill jar with unpeeled garlic cloves and then pour the honey over the garlic. Under Armour UA Curry 2 Allow mixture to infuse for at least several days before using, then store in the refrigerator where it will keep for a year or more.

    2. asics femme At the first sign of illness, start eating a clove every hour or two. Aim for about 6 cloves per day. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren rood The honey can be taken on its own by the spoonful as a cough syrup. You could also mix a teaspoon of the honey with some raw apple cider vinegar and hot water and drink this as a tonic when you’re sick; feel free to add a dash of cayenne pepper, too- this is excellent for your sinuses.

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    Recipe: Brown Sugar Honey Marinated Salmon with Caramelized Pineapple Quinoa

    Summer is well and truly upon us, which means getting outside and enjoying the weather when it lasts. But you’ll want something delicious to come back inside for when the sun goes down and it’s time for dinner, and this recipe, while somewhat involved, will pay dividends in the taste department.

    Coming from Ambitious Kitchen, this delicious gluten free Summer meal is great if you want to impress your friends. The only potential downside is that the prep time may be disproportionate to the amount of time it takes to consume this delicacy.

    Ingredients
    For salmon:
    • 1 pound salmon
    • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon Davidson’s Raw & Unheated Organic Honey
    • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce, gluten free if desired
    • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple juice
    • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
    • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes, if desired
    • 1/2 of a whole pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into small chunks (so you don’t have to cut later)

    For quinoa:

    • 3/4 cup uncooked organic quinoa
    • 1 cup coconut milk
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/4 cup diced red onion
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • Fresh limes to squeeze, if desired
    • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds, for topping
    Directions
    1. In a large bowl whisk together the marinade ingredients: brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, pineapple juice, mustard, sesame and olive oil, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes if desired. Place salmon in large zip lock bag and add marinade. Asics Pas Cher Place in refrigerator for up to 8 hours but at least 1 hour. You can also marinade it in a baking pan.
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    Fear of Predators Forces Honey Bees To Avoid Good Food Sources

    When most people think of honey bees they either consider them being horrible stinging death machines, or serently flittering from flower to flower collecting pollen amid a picturesque scene of pastoral beauty. Neither is very true, as the life of the honey bee is a difficult one, with many predators to stay away from.

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  • James Nieh, a professor of biology at UC San Diego, worked with scientists at Yunnan Agricultural University in China to study the impact on foraging Asian honey bees of the monstrous-looking Asian Giant hornet, Vespa tropica, and a smaller hornet species known as Vespa velutina, which has invaded Europe and now poses a threat to European honey bees.

    predators2“This strategy of colonies collectively exhibiting significantly more caution than the riskier individual foragers may help honey bees exploit all of the available food sources, with some intrepid foragers visiting more dangerous food while the colony judiciously decides how to best allocate its foraging,” Nieh.

    “The Asian Giant hornets are dangerous, heavily armored predators,” says Ken Tan, the first author of the paper. “Bee colonies respond by forming balls of defending bees, encasing the hornet and, in some cases, cooking it to death with heat generated by the bees.”

    The researchers found that bees treated the bigger hornet species, which is four times more massive than the smaller species, as more dangerous. nike tn requin In a series of experiments, they presented bees with different combinations of safe and dangerous feeders—depending on their association with the larger or smaller hornets—containing varying concentrations of sucrose.

    “Bees avoided the dangerous feeders and preferred feeders that provided sweeter nectar,” says Nieh. “However, predators are clever and can focus on sweeter food, ones which bees prefer. So we also tested how bees would respond when sweeter food was also more dangerous. What we found was that the individual bees were more risk-tolerant. They avoided the giant hornet at the best food, but continued to visit the lower quality food with the smaller hornet.”

    The study demonstrated two classic effects of fear: changing prey foraging durations and space use. Fjällräven Kånken Salu Predator presence reduced the bees spent collecting food by 17–33% and elicited bee avoidance, decreasing visitation to dangerous feeders by. This falls into line with such avoidance techniques by other animals, such as Redshank birds which spend less time foraging in saltmarshes on days with high predation risk from sparrowhawks. Wild herbivores in the African savanna prefer low tree density areas where predators are easier to detect. Nike Air Max 2017 Dames blauw

    Aerial predators of honey bees, like hornets, can capture bees in flight and may therefore have a larger spatial influence than sit-and-wait predators, which are more localised.

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  • This fascinating study showed that colony foraging, the result of mass recruitment, was more affected by fear than individual foraging choice. Mass recruitment is a key foraging strategy of highly social bees, which are also important pollinators in ecosystems around the world. Thus, understanding the emergent effects of fear at the superorganism level, how colonies differ in fearful behavior from their individual members, will provide a better understanding of how fear has shaped the evolution of bee foraging and how the effects of fear can be amplified at the colony level, thereby exerting a wider effect on a vital ecosystem service, pollination.

    via PLOS ONE and UCSD.

    Recipe: Homemade Honey Peach Frozen Yoghurt

    Summer is just around the corner here, and while frozen yoghurt can be full of hidden calories and strange ingredients, this homemade fro-yo is healthy and easy to make. Just put frozen peaches, a little honey, some vanilla, a pinch of salt, and your favorite kind of yoghurt in a food processor,

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    Preparation:

    To freeze fresh peach slices, arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until solid. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag or airtight container and store for up to 1 month.

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    Quick Tip: Crystallised Honey

    It may seem like a very simple and obvious thing to say, but you’d be surprised at just how much honey is thrown out when it’s perfectly edible. Some people mistakenly think that because honey has crystallised it has somehow gone off but this couldn’t be further from the truth. So what is actually happening when honey crystallises and what can be done about it?

    There are a few reasons why honey can crystallise, but the most common ones likely to affect the honey in your kitchen are moisture content and temperature.

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  • To put it simply, honey is basically a concoction of sugar and a little water, and such a low moisture environment discourages bacteria from growing (which is the key to its longevity as we recently posted). Goedkoop Nike Air Max 2017 However, such a dry environment means crystallisation is likely to occur.

    If honey is stored in a very warm environment, it will generally take longer for the process to occur, however the honey may not retain all of its original goodness for as long. But stored in slightly too cool an environment and crystallisation will begin much sooner. Boston Celtics The ideal temperature to store honey is generally considered to be around 21°C (70°F).

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  • Since honey normally exists below its melting point, it is a supercooled liquid, and at very low temperatures, honey will not freeze solid. Instead, as the temperatures become colder, the viscosity of honey increases, and below 5°C (41°F), the honey will not crystallise at all, so the original texture and flavor can be preserved indefinitely. Soldes Chaussures Asics Even shaking the honey can affect the crystallisation process, with crystal nuclei (seeds) tending to form more readily if the honey is disturbed rather than if left at rest.

    So is crystallisation bad for honey? Basically, no. Jarrett Lee – LSU Tigers In fact honey producers, The Apiary included, need to crystallise some of our honey in order to create products like our Creamed Clover Honey. New Balance 997 damskie It’s done by using a method of controlled crystallization, whereby honey is alternately cooled and heated in order to produce that rich and creamy honey you’re probably more likely to have on your toast. Our Raw and Unheated Honey is unprocessed and so in its natural state remains perfectly runny and yummy, but if left in too cool a place will begin to crystallise, however fear not as it’s still perfectly enjoyable.

    If you open your larder one day and find that your honey has crystallised, there are a few things you can do.

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  • First off, you could try using it as an even simpler facial mask recipe idea than our three recipe facial mask we mentioned recently; the crystals will help with exfoliation and the anti-bacterial properties of the honey will soothe the skin.

    But really, honey is best enjoyed when eaten, so if you want it reverted back to its natural runny state then you can either place the jar in a bowl of hot water for five to ten minutes, or for an even quicker solution, pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Note, one other benefit to using glass jars, as well as their upcycling potential, is that it rules out any possibility of anything leaching out of a plastic container into your food when microwaved, albeit a very small possibility.

    Here’s another handy tip we’ve found on our many years of enjoying honey, for those of us who like it in our tea or coffee instead of sugar. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren wit If you’re down to the last of your honey then simply pour in some of the hot water you’re going to use for your cuppa into the jar. Pop the lid on, give it a good shake, then pour it out into your tea. It’s an easy way to both rinse out your jar while wasting as little honey as possible.

    Farewell to Our Manager and Founder of Apis Mellifera Robert Davidson

    We at The Apiary are sad to say that my Grandfather Mr Davidson passed away on 27th July at the ripe old age of 82, new balance store buenos aires he had surprised doctors countless times for living as long as he did with terminal cancer (something to do with smoking since the age of 16 I think) but he finally went peacefully with his family at his side in Timaru.

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    <span style="font-family: georgia, Canotte Selección de USA palatino;”>He was also a man full of stories about his time as a deer culler in the mountains of the South Island of NZ, the adventures he got up to and near misses that only a level headed man of his intelligence could have found a way through in many cases. I’ve no doubt this has contributed a lot to the tendency of his descendents to look at a dangerous or challenging situation and approach it more as a problem to be solved than something to be afraid of or avoided.

    <span style="font-family: georgia, Goedkope Nike Air Max 90 palatino;”>Many adventures and interesting times have certainly been had as a result of the inspirational nature and endless curiosity of Mr Davidson and he will definitely be missed by those who knew him.

    Attending his funeral on Wednesday also brought home just how many people in the community here are so thankful for his work in developing the health care range we sell, with many coming to show their appreciation for his friendly and forthcoming nature while they were going through difficult times, and for the products they believed helped them to overcome their illnesses.

    <span style="font-family: georgia, nike air max pas cher palatino;”>Everyone who knew Mr Robert Davidson will have something deeply personal and unique to keep with them after his passing and he will certainly not be forgotten by friends, Stephen Piscotty Jersey family, colleagues or customers. If you have a memory of Robert or a story of your own then we’d love to hear it, nike air max 2017 femme blanche so feel free to get in touch and share your thoughts on our departed proprietor.

    <span style="font-family: georgia, New Balance 997 damskie palatino;”>So here’s to Robert, a remarkable man who’s just starting out on the next great adventure!

    ~Mrs B

     

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    It’s as a way of rewarding your efforts in finding us on the web. If you want great tasting organic honey the way it used to be made, healthy honey-based foods that are not only delicious but good for your body and mind too, and natural skincare that sooths and protects the skin without the need for any nasty chemicals, then you’ve come to the right place.

    Hurry though, the sale won’t last forever. You have until the end of September to get your 15% off whatever items you buy, but it can be used as many times as you like until then, so feel free to keep coming back!

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