Friday 20th May, a day dedicated just to bees! Now more than ever it’s important to recognise the important role bees have in our natural environment. They help to pollinate the food we eat and many trees and flowers that provide a habitat for wildlife.
How can you help?
Planting certain varieties in your garden that encourage bees can be a massive help. Look out for the following in your local garden centre, they’re all great for early summer -
- Hardy geranium
Sustainably sourced Bee related products
Best on our famous toasted sourdough with estate dairy butter
- Tewin Farm – this is a raw, unfiltered honey that has been harvested the same way for over 1000 years. It’s just landed in the shop and as fresh as it gets. From the banks of the Mimram river, Hertfordshire.
- Orange blossom honey Alemany – the sweetness is well balanced here with refreshing citrus notes and aromatic blossom notes. 100% Spanish.
Best with some cheese from our deli fridge
- Bee hype – Delicious, fresh and sustainable light style of Acacia Honey with a selection of mixed nuts. Perfect on a cheese board with some salty cheese.
Refreshing afternoon drink
Zingi Bear – An organic switchel made with honey, apple cider vinegar, lemon and ginger. It’s incredibly good for digestion, immune system and highly refreshing served with some fresh lime over ice.
The good stuff
Maybe you just need a delicious glass of wine in your garden/ local park. Here are a couple of seasonal favourites that also have links to bees.
Bee Tree Chardonnay 2018 - Small experimental vineyard just outside of Rye, West Sussex. Baked Apple, Lemon Zest, creamy finish. Named after the old oak tree in the vineyard where a beehive was found.
2019 Écologico Bodegaverde – From Cariñena, Zaragoza (North East Spain) made from 100% Macabeo grapes. There’s a bee on the label which is a link to the wonderful beeswax texture of the wine, it also has aromas of wild flowers, fresh hay and chamomile. It’s the perfect early summer wine!
The theme of this year's World Bee Day is Bee engaged: Build Back Better for Bees, focusing on actions for restoring, supporting and enhancing the role of these pollinators. As Bottle 'N' Jars sits on the London B-Line we are looking at ways in which we can actively promote these pollinators supporting the bees, who knows in the future we might even have some East Finchley honey for you!
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