Another bucket list, tick off!
Honey harvest on the perfect Autumnal day. Blue skies, bright sunshine, mountain and coastal views and bees, thousands of happy bees. A dear friend bought me a very unique gift for my birthday in September, a day harvesting honey in the mountains of Comares. We are truly blessed in our area to be surrounded by flora and fauna that is the perfect habitat for bees, in fact, our local town Colmenar means ‘Beehive’. I’m an advocate of local honey, for the medicinal and health-giving properties along with their delicious tastes, that compliment sweet and savoury dishes alike. I now had the chance to get up close and personal to the bees, and learn all about their unique lives and amazing capabilities.
Wax – Honeycomb-Pollen
The collected frames were taken to the production room, where we rolled each one to break the wax seals on the honeycomb. They then were placed in a spinning drum and the centrifugal force span the liquid honey out. The honey is then filtered and ready for jarring. Our day was enjoyed at : Comares Mountain Honey natural beekeepers offering raw natural unprocessed honey, using only the best holistic practices to create a health benefiting product.
- The bee is the only insect that creates food for humans.
- There are 3 types of bee, drone, worker and Queen.
- Each colony of bees has its own unique odour so they can recognise their home.
- A bee can fly up to 6 miles and up to 15 miles an hour.
- With Cheeses.
- Drizzled on Yoghurt.
- Honey & Lemon warm drink.
- Aubergines & honey.
- Perfect to add to ribs and bbq meats.
- Liver friendly
- Good for blood sugars