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Christmas Gift Local Raw Honey from Essex

Jar of Essex Honey with bee candles

I have a good stock of pure Essex honey. A jar of honey is an inexpensive Christmas holiday gift.
Summer and Spring Honey available. Plastic reusable containers used if honey is sent. £5.65 for 1lb.
Local Essex Beekeeper


essex honey and candles in festive setting

Copford Church Essex Spring Daffodils

Daffodills and Copford Church Essex
Copford Essex Church of St Michael and all Angels ©Robert Clare 2017

Copford Church seen through an avenue of daffodils and lime trees. A beautiful Spring time view repeated every year. The nectar from the flowering lime trees in the Summer produces an exquisite honey made by my local bees.

Autumn Honey

A quick moment of diffused sunlight coming through the mist and fog presented a quick opportunity for update of web site front page images. White reflector and natural light used. A few Bramley apple windfalls and handful of leaves. Photographed with Canon 5D camera 100mm macro lens and Manfrotto tripod. Exposure was f8 1/50th sec and 100 ISO. Honey jar could have been centred more but I was in a hurry and missed this detail.

image of a jar of honey from North Essex raw honey
image © Robert Clare 2015

Bees and Borage

rural borage crop field Essex
image © Robert Clare 2015

These fields are buzzing with foraging honey bees in Copford Essex.

Oil seed rape raw honey essex

jar of oil seed rape honey imageĀ© Robert Clare 2015

I have a small quantity of this years oil seed rape honey for sale @ £5.00 a 1lb jar.

This raw cold filtered honey is straight from the hive. It is a soft set honey ready for your toast.


Green Desert for Bees in Essex

Agricultural Tractor sowing Wheat
Image©Robert Clare 2015 Black-headed gulls following tractor sowing wheat

Keeping bees in Essex

Living opposite a field and keeping bees it is always nice to know what crop is being sown.
This year it is wheat. So my bees are going to have to fly further and use up more energy to find suitable nectar and pollen sources. Lack of forage for bees in the countryside is a problem. The lack of wildflowers is not helping the situation either. In past years the main flowering bee friendly crops around Copford have been Oil Seed Rape, Borage, and some Mustard. I hope the bees can find some ! Did you know it takes about 556 worker bees to produce 1 pound of raw honey from about 2 million flowers. You can help by planting some bee friendly plants in your garden.


Messing Village Sign Essex

Messing Essex Village Sign and Church
image © Robert Clare 2015
Local to me the Essex Village of Messing cum Inworth the ancestral home of George W. Bush former President Of United States of America has a sparkling newly painted village sign. The Church of All Saint's behind the sign was originally built from the rubble taken from a nearby Roman villa. The Church has a beautiful enamelled glass east window it was created by Abraham van Linge in 1628 and represents acts of mercy shown to those who were sick,hungry,thirsty,naked a stranger or in prison (Matthew 25:26)

Essex Snowdrops

photo of crocus plant
Robert Clare 2014

Snowdrops still flowering in Copford Plains Essex. Good early pollen supply but lack of bees foraging. Temperature bit too low.

Christmas Santa Teddy Bear and Honey Jar

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image © Robert Clare 2013