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Littleover Apiary – May in the Hive

The month of May sees us well into the early crop and all the new Queens have been introduced.  The supers have been on the hives for the last month now and the early signs are looking good. Most hives and their colonies have each produced about 30lbs of oil seed rape honey. The majority of the colonies have been moved toward …

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Littleover Apiaries supports The Winton Foundation For the Welfare of Bears

It’s nice to be able to help those when we can. And whom better to help than one of honeys biggest fans – The Bear! We’re proud to be able to say that we have been working closely with The Winton Foundation for the Welfare of Bears and the three rescued circus  bears Carmen, Suzy and Peggy at Five Sisters Zoo …

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Littleover Apiaries Almond and Lavender Honey Buttercream Macaroons

One of a baker’s worst fears – The Macaroon! With Easter in the air, we decided to face our fears head on and put to the test our recipe for Almond and Lavender Honey Butter Cream Macaroons.  The results? Well, lets just say there was only a single macaroon left to photograph after the Littleover Apiary crew got whiff of …

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Littleover Apiaries Lavender Butter Cream

Our Lavender Butter Cream really is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Three ingredients: 1 – 115g butter 2 – 200g icing sugar 3 – 1 tbsp of our Lavender Honey Three things to do: 1 – Cream together the butter and icing sugar until fluffy 2 – Stir in the Lavender Honey 3 – All ready to pipe/spread/lick the …

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Littleover Apiaries Orange Honey Blossom Honey Loaf

We have been experimenting in the kitchen and pleased to say that our Orange Honey Blossom Honey Loaf turned out to be a delight for the taste buds! Why not give it a try at home and bring a little ray of sunshine to your afternoon cup of tea. Here’s what you’re going to need: – 2 medium free range …

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Littleover Apiaries English Honey and Cinnamon Butter Recipe

Simple to make, versatile and utterly delicious! Get spreading with our English Honey and Cinnamon Butter recipe. Here’s what you need: 8oz butter, room temperature 8oz icing sugar 8oz Littleover Apiaries English Honey 2 teaspoons cinnamon And here’s how to do it: – Whisk (electric or by hand) all ingredients together until smooth – Cover and place into the fridge …

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Honey Myth Busting by Littleover Apiaries: No 1. Raw Honey

What is raw honey? Well in our opinion the term has been bandied about by a lot of people who should have known or know better. Technically Honey cannot be “cooked”, it can, and sometime is, burnt – either deliberately or by bad handling. Most honey is cold extracted and is also unpasteurised and so most definitely is “raw”. However …

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Littleover Apiaries – March in the Hive

We are now experiencing the first rays of the spring sun and with it comes the start of the bee-keeping year for us. We have finished all the maintenance of hive parts and all the new wax has been put into fra mes ready for the season to commence. Every colony has now had their mouse guards removed and been …

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