Honey from Maple Farm Bees
Maple Farm Kelsale has kept its ancient woodlands as well as planting several new woods in recent years such as Sophia’s Wood. It’s here that the hives are, tucked away from the rest of the busy farm. We’d love to call the honey ‘organic’, but that would mean finding a way to keep the bees within the farm’s airspace. One of our immediate neighbours also farms according to organic principles, but bees do cover some distance on their travels. It’s nevertheless very delicious honey. And precious too. Supply is limited and it is only available at the Maple Farm Kelsale store.
Nectar gathered from wildflowers and local crops
Vetches, clovers, primroses, cowslips and briar roses – our natural foraging bees have a great array of wildflowers growing in the meadows and high hedgerows to choose from alongside crops of field beans, peas and fruit trees. Our farm is home to rare species such as bee orchids too.
A deliciously spreadable treat
It’s been referred to as ‘sweet Suffolk sunshine (on toast)’. Our honey is smooth and spreadable. Great on toast, on the teaspoon or with a handful of walnuts as an after supper treat. Our honey is pure Suffolk on a spoon – and for some the local nectar it contains seems to act as an antidote to hay-fever woes. We can’t prove it, but for those who swear by it, it is an unusually delicious medicine to take.