The b-log

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Reflections on the 2016-2017 Honey Season

Reflections On the 2016-2017 Honey Season Why did the Malieta Honey season end so early ? For most of the Eastern Coast from Gympie, Qld down to Byron Bay, NSW there was a dearth (no nectar or pollen available) from around the 20th of November, right through to Mid...

The 2016 Honey Season Has Closed.

The 2016 Honey season has come to an end.  The night time temperatures have dropped, which means it's time for the bees to pack down and time for the beekeeper to ensure they have warm, dry and well-supplied homes for the coming Winter. Speaking for the Greater...

Angela’s Wild Kitchen

When the garden meets the kitchen, food becomes your medicine. I have learnt about the therapeutic effects of nature somewhat indirectly - I started keeping bees as something to keep me occupied whilst on convalescence leave after radiation treatment, but when I...

RECIPE: Medicinal Raw Lemon Honey Jellies by Good Mood Food

You all know that my I love honey bees for many reasons - one of those is the healing qualities of their royal jelly, propolis and of course - honey! One of my biggest challenges over the past couple of years has been trying to get my honey out to customers who will...