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Cove Honey Bees - Meet Brian's Bees & Tasting 11AM-4PM

Brian of Cove Honey Bees will be here with his bees and products for you to learn more about the wonderful busy bees and the products that their honey helps to produce.

Bring the kids to see and learn more about these amazing flying insects that do so much for the world we live in. They can take away some produce that the bees helped create too! An experience to tell all their friends about!

Here is a little background on Cove Honey Bees:

'After researching the Honey Bee since 2012, Cove Honey Bees was set up in Spring 2014 with just one colony of bees.

In 2015, we rapidly expanded from one initial hive bought in 2014 to having three apiary sites around the Aberdeen and Shire area giving us a wide range of different honey over the season. We now have just under 50 hives - 98% of them bred by ourselves. We take pride in this. We don’t buy in bees and we buy local stock.

2017 saw the creation of the honey banana bread which has been extremely popular and is now one of our most popular products along with our honey. You can buy them online on our website along with free range eggs and Castleton’s jam range.'

Why are bees so important?

Globally there are more honey bees than other types of bee and pollinating insects, so it is the world’s most important pollinator of food crops. It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees, but also by other insects, birds and bats.

Honey bees can also pollinate clover and alfalfa, which are fed to cattle, so there are implications for the meat and dairy industry too. And that is not to mention the huge range of manufactured food products made from all these ingredients.

Come and see Brian and the bees, ask plenty of questions and try his super tasty products! There is no cost to meeting these super clever busy bees. We look forward to seeing you.