There’s nothing like an unprecedented heat wave (or freak event) to make you think differently about the environment… With that in mind, I thought I’d share some footage of bees I’ve filmed over the last year or two into a compilation, with some music.
Doesn’t that make you feel like you’re in an episode of Grand Designs or what?!
On a more serious note – bees are extremely important and we should be more mindful of them in our day to day lives.
One of the easiest thing we can do from a consumer and grassroots point of view is to buy honey that is locally produced.
A resolution I’ll be looking to be doing is to be sourcing that, and it just so happens that there is such a thing as Tolworth Honey!
There’s a whole bunch of benefits of buying and consuming honey that’s produced nearby and these can be found here.
For me, the top line bullet points that peak my interest are:
- Allergies are reduced (this is a big one!)
- Cold symptoms can be reduced
- Your local beekeeper is supported financially
- If your local beekeeper is supported then so are the bees (and this generally is a good thing)
- If you use honey in your cooking, generally you may be more in touch with local flavours and seasons
- Less food miles
- Generally local is always better
You’ll be surprised what’s possible when it comes to supporting your local bees and here are a couple of useful links to help you find bees locally.
- Hopefully, this Google search will help you to find Your Local Beekeeper Association (if it doesn’t the link may need tweaking – let me know 🙂 )
I’d love to run my own beehive(s), but I know there’s a lot to learn.
I’d love to know your thoughts if bees and buying locally (generally speaking) has been more prevalent in ones buying habits – it has for me and I’m always open to exchanging notes!