First National Honey Day
The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) is celebrating the first National Honey Day on October 21st when we are encouraging people to buy a jar of local honey, produced by bees here in the UK.
Not only do we want to ensure people are aware of all the benefits honey provides but we are seeking to celebrate the pleasure of eating honey.
Honey has been enjoyed all over the world for centuries, it was found in the Egyptian tombs and is often depicted being collected by bees in ancient cave drawings.
We want friends and families to share pictures of themselves on social media with their honey and to show us how they like to use it. On toast, in porridge, baking cakes or perhaps making mead and cosmetics with honey?
BBKA President, Anne Rowberry, says: “We are keen for the public to know where their honey originates, and buying local honey means they know the area where the bees have been working.. Local honey shows the variation in colour and taste of honey depending on which plants have been available to the bees.”
The jars of honey above have been entered into classes at a honey show.
Please support the BBKA petition https://petition.parliament.
The BBKA’s 28,000 amateur beekeepers produce honey that goes straight from the comb to the jar.