National Honey Week
25th - 31st October 2015 A Celebration of Bees & Honey. Join us as we celebrate the honey harvest and recognise the importance of the honey bee. At this time they will be overwintering in a cluster to keep warm and live off their winter stores- Honey.
National Honey Week is a celebration of bees and honey. Honey is made from the nectar that plants produce to attract the bees, so that they become pollinated.
Honey bees collect nectar and store it as honey which they use as a food source throughout the year but store in quantity to survive the winter. Over winter the colony reduces in size to about 20,000 bees and live together in a cluster to keep warm; living off their summer forage - honey.
Our relationship with the Honey Bee is long lived and honey has as a consequence has always been highly valued. Beekeepers only take the honey surplus and always ensure that they have adequate stores. Man's love of honey is not just it's wide variety of flavours but it has been and is used in many ways.
Find out more about honey and the importance of the honey bee, bee part of the celebrations - download our Activity and Resource pack for more information.
Honey is the reward of powerful pollination and it's all thanks to the honeybee!