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Honey as a skincare product? How to start, and which honey to try!

Hello Honeymonsters!   Recently, as you may have heard, we've expanded our range of products into the wonderfully smelly world...
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Are bees highly intelligent?
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Are bees highly intelligent?

Hello Honeymonsters!   It’s the first week of August, and here in Edinburgh that puts one thing on everybody's mind....
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The wonderful world of Lavender and our Edinburgh Honey Apothecary soaps!
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The wonderful world of Lavender and our Edinburgh Honey Apothecary soaps!

As we move into the final few months of summer (plenty left, no need to be thinking about autumn yet!)...
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Plastic Free July
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Plastic Free July

Hello Honeymonsters!   We hope you are continuing to enjoy these long summer days! It is the perfect time to...
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Summer is the best time for picnics and barbeques!
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Summer is the best time for picnics and barbeques!

Hello Honeymonsters!   We hope you are getting a chance to get out and enjoy the height of summer! Knowing...
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10th of July – Don’t Step on a Bee Day!
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10th of July – Don’t Step on a Bee Day!

Hello Honey Monsters!   July is here! The wildflowers are out in full bloom, we hope you find some time...
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Bees are thriving!
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Bees are thriving!

This week we see the end of June, and we head into the start of July! We may have passed...
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Save Soil – World Environment Day
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Save Soil – World Environment Day

Hello Honey Monsters! We hope you enjoyed the bank holiday weekend that we just had, and took a bit of...
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Beekeeping Journal – LOVE Gorgie Farm – Day 1
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Beekeeping Journal – LOVE Gorgie Farm – Day 1

Hello Honey Monsters!   You can now check out our latest video on our Edinburgh Honey Co. Youtube Channel, where you...
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Let’s celebrate World Bee Day
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Let’s celebrate World Bee Day

Dear Honey Monsters!  It is World’s Bee Day today - and we hope you are all buzzing with happiness! The Honeybees are...
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Hay fever – natural remedies
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Hay fever – natural remedies

Spring and Summer time   It is getting warmer every day and most of us are in hope for a...
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Bee Bread
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Bee Bread

Bee Pollen and Bee Bread have a positive effect on human health due to their number of nutritional properties. It...
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NATURAL REMEDY: What do Linden honey, onion and garlic have in common?
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NATURAL REMEDY: What do Linden honey, onion and garlic have in common?

They all have superfood unique properties! Garlic and Linden honey are powerful natural antibiotic both having anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties,  while...
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Support Ukraine
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Support Ukraine

Dear Honey Monsters! As you all know both Marta and I are Polish citizens living in Scotland for many years...
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Let’s talk about Bees favourites
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Let’s talk about Bees favourites

    Would you believe that not only us people might be so fussy about food we are consuming?  Well,...
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BEESWAX
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BEESWAX

  Beeswax is a very professional building material that honey bees impressively produce by themselves to create the honeycomb, which...
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Our Heather Honey
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Our Heather Honey

Our Scottish Heather Honey comes from our own apiary at the Gleneagles Hotel, Falkland Estate, and in the Scottish Borders....
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Linden Honey
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Linden Honey

Today we’re going to talk about honey from one of bees favourite trees! Linden.   The greek’s coined the linden...
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Honeydew Honey
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Honeydew Honey

Honey comes from flowers, right? Simple. Well, not always.   Honeydew Honey is unique in the honey world as it...
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Heather Honey
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Heather Honey

“Red brown, like the water of the peat bog. A gift of nature carrying the tang of moorland air.” No,...
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Save the Bees!
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Save the Bees!

It’s no secret that bees are an absolutely essential part of our ecosystem, which is why it’s so important we...
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HOW TO CATCH A SWARM
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HOW TO CATCH A SWARM

        WHAT IS A SWARM? "Swarm" is not plural for many honeybees, like a “herd of buffalo”...
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All About Bee Pollen
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All About Bee Pollen

Honey isn’t the only superfood bees have given us. Today we’re going to tell you about the reason the bees...
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Can Honey Expire?
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Can Honey Expire?

Have you ever found an old jar of honey at the back of your cupboard and wondered if it’s still...
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Buckwheat or Manuka; which is better for your health?
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Buckwheat or Manuka; which is better for your health?

Although the health benefits of Manuka honey have been studied for some time, the health benefits of Buckwheat honey are...
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How Does a Bee Make Honey?
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How Does a Bee Make Honey?

After humans, Honey bees are by far the most industrious creatures on the planet. Working tirelessly as a team to...
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Honey and Hay Fever
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Honey and Hay Fever

Suffering from Hay fever can be a real chore, but can honey be used to treat your symptoms? Hay Fever...
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Honeycomb Health Benefits
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Honeycomb Health Benefits

Not only is Honeycomb a tasty treat, it also provides unique health benefits. Honey from the comb is the purest...
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Spring in our Apiaries
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Spring in our Apiaries

Colony Build-up The Queen tends to stop laying eggs for a while during the winter (typically during December and January,...
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The joy of keeping bees in Scotland
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The joy of keeping bees in Scotland

Last Sunday Marta and I went to check up on our girls at the North Berwick apiary. It was sunny yet...
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Bee Garden 101: How to Plant a Beautiful Bee-friendly Garden
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Bee Garden 101: How to Plant a Beautiful Bee-friendly Garden

So, what’s the latest buzz in the gardening world? Bee gardens! That’s right. If you’re wondering why plant a bee garden,...
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What do bees do in the winter?
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What do bees do in the winter?

When winter rolls around, bears hibernate and birds fly south, but what about the bees? Like every other creature on earth, bees have their own unique ways of coping with cold temperatures during the...
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Jan Dzierżon – the father of modern beekeeping
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Jan Dzierżon – the father of modern beekeeping

John Dzierzon (16 January 1811 – 26 October 1906), was a pioneering Polish apiarist who discovered the phenomenon of parthenogenesis in bees and designed the first successful movable-frame beehive....
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Falkland Estate – beekeepers dream come true
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Falkland Estate – beekeepers dream come true

The Falkland Estate is a place of learning and recreation Centre for Stewardship is located on the outskirts of the...
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Beekeeping journal – June
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Beekeeping journal – June

Hello everyoneHow are you doing?Marta and I hoe you are well and keeping busy through those difficult times.  It has...
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Vojtek the Bear and grandpa Zalewski
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Vojtek the Bear and grandpa Zalewski

Wojtek (1942–1963; Polish pronunciation: [ˈvɔjtɛk]; in English, sometimes spelt Voytek and pronounced as such) was a Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus) bought, as a young...
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There is no better place for our girls than Longniddry
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There is no better place for our girls than Longniddry

This is one of the most spectacular places in Scotland Spring is an amazing time of the year for beekeepers....
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Honey  and homemade remedies for cold and flue
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Honey and homemade remedies for cold and flue

Treat your cold at home Being sick, even when you’re home in bed, isn’t fun. The combination of body aches, fever, chills, and nasal...
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Lovely Month for Honey
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Lovely Month for Honey

February is a month of Love. There is no doubt. Although heavily commercialized it can still bee of fun and...
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Avocado, Bee Pollen and Acacia Honey Ultimate sandwich
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Avocado, Bee Pollen and Acacia Honey Ultimate sandwich

We all love a good sandwich. Made with love and some amazing crusty sourdough bread.We have teamed up with 12...
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Swapping sugar for Honey
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Swapping sugar for Honey

5 Rules for Successfully Swapping sugar for Honey in Any Baked Goods + Amazing Banana bread recipe.   We guess...
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Cream Cheese Pancakes (Nalesniki)
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Cream Cheese Pancakes (Nalesniki)

Pancakes are one of the simples yet delicious things you can cook in the kitchen. A combination of flour, egg...
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey Dressing
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey Dressing

Brussels sprouts are not the most delicious, right?  They have sweet, nutty flavour, which some people can find bitter, but we...
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Hot Toddy with Linden Honey
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Hot Toddy with Linden Honey

The Beast from the East is howling outside and frostbiting like an arctic wolf, but fear not as we have for...
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Pumpkin Miso Coriander Honey Soup
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Pumpkin Miso Coriander Honey Soup

Pumpkin and celeriac with salty white miso and a hint of coriander honey? Sound great for cold, winter days! Cooked all...
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FAT THURSDAY – Greatest Polish Tradition
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FAT THURSDAY – Greatest Polish Tradition

FAT THURSDAY - Guilt free day for doughnuts lovers Every February, Poland goes nuts for doughnuts. Fat Thursday is the last one...
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TOP 4 REASONS WHY HONEY TRUMPS SUGAR
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TOP 4 REASONS WHY HONEY TRUMPS SUGAR

Honey Trumps Sugar. Honey is a naturally sweet, viscous liquid made from the nectar of flowers and collected by honey...
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Raw Honey Avocado Sourdough Sandwich
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Raw Honey Avocado Sourdough Sandwich

Raw Honey Avocado Sourdough Sandwich This idea for a light, healthy and nurturing sandwich came from our little experiments at home. We...
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American sourdough pancakes
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American sourdough pancakes

American sourdough pancakes - Our favourite breakfast item - There is no better reward for getting out of bed on Sunday...
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Banana Flap Jack
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Banana Flap Jack

Banana Flap Jack - super foods snack This recipe for healthy energy bar is perfect for those of you who...
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Super Foods Brownie
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Super Foods Brownie

Super Foods Brownie - try this delicious recipe. This recipe is so easy to make that you would be able...
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Bee Pollen Chocolate Cake
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Bee Pollen Chocolate Cake

Bee Pollen Chocolate Cake - Katie's birthday surprise. We made this cake for Katie's birthday last June. It was a surprise...
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Sourdough Porridge with Bee Pollen
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Sourdough Porridge with Bee Pollen

Sourdough Porridge with Bee Pollen Even though cooking and baking with the sourdough seem to be and complicated, it is easy...
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Bee Pollen Sourdough Bread
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Bee Pollen Sourdough Bread

Bee Pollen Sourdough Bread - great family loaf. Try this easy Bee Pollen Sourdough Bread recipe. This amazing bread was made...
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Sourdough Crackers
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Sourdough Crackers

Sourdough Crackers - great match. These sourdough crackers make an amazing snack, especially with Sunflower, Linden or Buckwheat raw honey....
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Honey Glazed Feta Bake
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Honey Glazed Feta Bake

Honey Glazed Feta Bake - surprising match We love this Feta Bake. We love it so much we have decided to...
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