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Saturday, 21 April 2007
Source of local honey

Fanny's Farm Shop

This is Fanny’s Farm Shop in Reigate, Surrey. For some reason the owner favours English flag bunting so this is strung both outside and inside the premises, and not only at World Cup time/s.

The thing about Fanny’s is that it’s a source of local honey, which is one of its specialities:

Fanny’s Farm Shop is the site of around 10 hives. At the height of the summer, each one contains approximately 60,000 to 80,000 nectar-gathering working bees.

These locally bred bees are situated to the surrounding downland conditions.

The bees are managed by British Bee Keepers Association Master Bee Keeper Maurice Field for the production of honey from nectar flowers at the Farm Shop and the surrounding countryside.

During the months of May to July, the Fanny’s Farm Shop bees produce honey from the nectar of the rich flora of the surrounding chalk downland; one of the best districts for all-around honey production in the United Kingdom.

Little or no nectar is collected until the spring, beginning with blackthorn, wild cherry, maple, dandelion, sycamore, horsechestnut, hawthorn and cultivated oil seed rape. These give way in the summer to blackberry, white clover, lime trees, rosabay willowherb, sweet chestnut and cultivated field (broad beans), and the small chalk-loving plants of vetches, thyme, marjoram and scabious. Even thistles, traveler’s joy, knapweed, yellow meliot and red clover all contribute to the delicate flavour and bouquet of Fanny’s Farm Shop hone

As I mentioned recently, local honey should be taken to protect oneself from allergy symptoms.

Posted by bigblue on 21/04/2007 at 11:01 PM
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