About our Honey
Our honey is Raw, unheated and coarse filtered. That is, our raw honey is only strained to remove any bits of honey comb, debris and wax, so it still contains original pollen because it is not fine filtered. We do not heat the honey like commercial honey packers do to break down any sugar crystals. That is why their honey will stay clear on the supermarket shelf. Of course, heat above 115 deg destroys the antioxidants, important enzymes, vitamins and other beneficial attributes. Also many people find that heated honey looses much of its natural aroma and flavour.
We are a small producer with hives located in and around Falmouth in rural areas away from commercial property and agricultural chemical use. If honey doesnt say 'raw' on the label then it most likely isn't.
We only produce a small honey surplus each year as we allow our bees to keep the majority for overwintering and spring buildup, to minimise the need to feed sugars and supliments.
Our honey is currently available through just two outlets.
Baileys Country Stores
2, Eastwood Park, Eastwood Rd, Penryn TR10 8LA call: 01326 379888
We are curently growing and refining our own bee stocks and are able to offer a small number of nucleus and full colonies every year. These are generally available from April to June . Email for details
When we have no more available, good quality local bees can be obtained from the contacts below.
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Adopt a Cornish bee's hive and support the project to add another colony of bees. An Ideal way to help the environment and learn about the fascinating life of bees without the time commitment. A perfect gift for anybody with an interest in the environment, ecology and sustainable husbandry in Cornwall.
You'll receive a newsletter by email full of information about the project, the care of your adopted bees and information about the progress of the apiary where your adopted hive is located. This is a great opportunity to get involved in a sustainable and eco friendly project from the comfort of your own home. The money is used to create one more colony of Cornish bees which can help to maintain and develop the indigenous bee population. Without a sustainable program of beekeeping the diversity and maintenance of the countries flora and food supplies is at risk.