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Honey Beer

  This extract from the highly regarded book, Viable Self-Sufficiency, for honey beer is one of Tim Tyne’s tried, and very much tested, tipples. The ingredients listed below makes a gallon of beer. INGREDIENTS 1lb honey ½ oz dried hops 4oz dark brown sugar Water Brewers’ yeast Granulated sugar for priming (1 tsp per bottle) […]

By November 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Making Mead

Making Mead

Mead has been popular going right back to Anglo-Saxon times, particularly for special occasions. It was widely made and drunk in pre-Reformation monasteries, and it was often monks who did much to improve bee-keeping standards at the time. Mead was often served in a wooden beaker called a ‘mazer’, and these famous ‘loving cups’, with […]

By October 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Making a Simple Mead

Making a Simple Mead

Sylvia Kent shares her favourite recipe for making a simple mead drink. Mead has been popular going right back to Anglo-Saxon times, particularly for special occasions. It was widely made and drunk in pre-Reformation monasteries, and it was often monks who did much to improve bee-keeping standards at the time. Mead was often served in […]

By February 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
A Simple Baklava Recipe

A Simple Baklava Recipe

This Middle Eastern delight looks amazing, and also looks as though it might be rather complicated to make. The reality is that it’s nowhere near as hard as it looks, and LizzieB’s super-easy edible gift recipe really has the ‘wow’ factor. INGREDIENTS 1 packet filo pastry 200g caster sugar 175g honey 250g unsalted butter 500g […]

By December 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bees MOT

Bees MOT

Claire Waring, Editor of Beecraft magaine and author of several books on keeping bees describes a typical colony inspection – an essential part of a beekeepers job in spring. See also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/lighting-a-smoker/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-get-bees/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-extract-honey/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/keeping-chickens-happy-in-hot-weather/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/feeding-bees-in-winter/   You have your personal kit; you have your apiary; you have your bees. Now your real bee-keeping experience […]

Pear Honey

Pear Honey

Sometimes called ‘cheat’s honey’, this does come quite close to honey and is delicious on toast. See also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/muesli-bread/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/honey-based-drinks/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-make-nutella/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/sticky-salted-caramel-apple-jam/   INGREDIENTS 4 cups of pears, peeled, cored and chopped ½ cup of unsweetened pineapple juice 4 cups of white sugar METHOD 1           Put the prepared pears into a large pan, pour in […]

By March 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Beekeeper’s Calendar for 2016

Beekeeper’s Calendar for 2016

Claire Waring, Editor of Beecraft Magazine and author of the Haynes Bee Manual rounds up a calendar of jobs for the beekeeper. This is a general guide to major bee-keeping activities. The actual timings will vary according to where you live, so apply local knowledge and common sense. Get into the habit of keeping records […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Get Bees

How to Get Bees

Editor of Beecraft Magazine and author of the Haynes Beekeeping Manual, Claire Waring, looks at how to get bees and become a real bee-keeper See also: What Equipment does beekeeping need Natural Beekeeping and Hives Making Honey   This is one of the most exciting parts of becoming a bee-keeper. You have now done all […]

By November 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Beeswax Furniture Polish

How to Make Beeswax Furniture Polish

Claire Waring, editor of Beecraft Magazine and author of The BeeKeeping Manual looks at ways of dealing with your beeswax, and how to make beeswax furniture polish and furniture cream. See also: How to Extract Honey How to Make Honey How to Make Real Soap   Although most people think bee-keepers do it for the […]

By August 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Honey

How to Make Honey

Claire Waring, HF contributor, author of Get Started in Beekeeping and editor of Beecraft Magazine explains how to make honey by turning your freshly extracted honey into the super smooth, soft-set honey we all adore. See Also: How to Extract Honey Making Honey Drinks Making Honey   Hopefully, you will have a honey crop that […]

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