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Favourite honey and beekeeping links

We have a number of sites we love, we constantly refer to and that we want to share. We've listed them below, check them out and enjoy.

Scott Forler's honeytraveler

We've learnt loads from the honeytraveler. Want to learn about honey? It's a brilliant starting point.

www.honeytraveler.com

The Practical Beekeeper

I've personally taken aboard a great deal of beekeeping wisdom from Bushfarms. Natural beekeeping, even in an urban environment, is the way to go.

bushfarms.com/bees

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It's all raw honey

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Discover the amazing world of Raw honey

From thick and rich to smooth and elegant we're searching the world for a wide range of honey from ethical independent beekeepers who harvest some of the worlds tastiest honey. We love high quality honey and want everyone to know that honey is at its tastiest and most beneficical straight from the beehive.

What is raw honey and why buy raw honey?

Wild Hives raw honeys are honeys that have not been heated, pasteurised or processed in any way. The difference between raw and pasteurised honey are substantial. Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food that contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antibiotics and other important natural nutrients. These are the very nutrients that are destroyed during the heating and pasteurisation process.

Where we get artisan honey

We're really enthusiastic about raw honey and we're urban beekeepers ourselves, and as such from mid to late summer we sell artisan raw honey from London. In the rest of the year we source as wide variety of honey types as we can find. We search for honey across Europe in order to offer an interesting range of honeys, not found locally, such as Buckwheat and Eucalyptus. Our main criteria is that it comes from a small scale independent beekeepers, whose bee rearing and honey harvesting methods we can trust.

Raw honey: some of the benefits

Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, eliminates allergies, and is an excellent remedy for skin wounds and all types of infections.

Protection against flu symptoms

Raw honey is perfect for defending against and fighting colds, which is especially important in this time of changing seasons.

Raw honey's antibiotic properties are effective in treating colds and sore throats. Raw honey coats the throat and reduces irritation.

It's said that the antioxidant properties of honey, especially strong in some types of honeys, such as buckwheat, help strengthen the immune system.

Where can you find us?

Find us in:

Broadway Market- Every Saturday.

Wild Hives stockists

Healthy Stuff Café & Shop

A lovely Cafe that serves smoothies and salads, coffee and cakes, and a variety of delightful sandwiches made with sourdough bread and a shop with a wide range of wholesome foods, natural bodycare and household goods.

168 Dalston Lane, Hackney, London E8 1NG

Harringay Local Store

"This is not Tesco". It's got fresh and organic produce, meat, fish, bread and loads of great products. On top of that there's wine, craft beers and some of the yummiest brownies we've ever had from Batch Bakery. A great shop.

581C Green Lanes, Harringay, Greater London N8 0RG

Hackney Fresh

Walk in to Hackney Fresh and find a plethora of organic, natural, healthy and wholesome foods. Definitely worth a visit.

334 Mare Street, London E8 1HA

Mother Earth

282-284 St Paul's Rd, London N1 2LH

101-103 Newington Green Rd, London N1 4QY

5 Albion Rd, London N16 9LD

Bee Pollen FAQ

pollen

Why seasonal honey matters and the Wild Hive mission

small bee on honeycomb

About honey on cucumbers, friendly neighbours and lucky coincidences.. or on why we sell Lithuanian honey.

honey jar and smoker

Check the Blog for a delicious Semolina pudding recipe

Bowl of semolina pudding, close, with icecream.

5 uses of natural honey

crepes with cream, bluberries and honey