• Honey Drinks - Winter Warmers!

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    Honey Drinks - Winter Warmers!
    Using Honey to sweeten your hot beverages Cutting down on sugar is good for your long-term health. Add honey to the mix and enjoy a sweet alternative for tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Replace one teaspoon of sugar with a half teaspoon of honey.   Honey- Lemon drink Perhaps you have heard that a lemon and honey drink in the morning works wonders for health. Both...
  • Not Just for Your Toast... Cooking with Honey!

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    Not Just for Your Toast... Cooking with Honey!
    Honey adds a unique flavour note and delicate floral sweetness to everything from appetisers, to sauces and salad dressings. We use our Honey Dew a lot in cooking as it has a strong unique flavour that enhances dishes. The best place to store honey is a cool, dry cupboard or pantry shelf. Never, ever keep honey in the refrigerator--it will only speed up the crystallisation of the honey- this...
  • Baking with Honey, Delicious!

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    Baking with Honey, Delicious!
    Using Honey to replace Sugar in baking Honey is naturally sweet so when you substitute it in recipes we always half the amount. for example, is 1 cup of sugar = 1/2 cup of honey.   Remember honey is liquid so you may need to reduce the recipe by approximately a quarter of the liquid too. Honey can burn faster in baking so reduce the oven temperature or...
  • Real, Raw Honey crystallises and can go hard... And that's a good thing!

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    Real, Raw Honey crystallises and can go hard... And that's a good thing!
    Real, raw honey crystallises and that's a good thing as it indicates the honey is pure, raw and unpasteurised meaning the beneficial properties of the honey are firmly in tact.  Depending on the floral source of the honey, it can also go hard (especially in cooler weather) and this is also a natural part of the crystallisation process.  Honey Dew (Beechwood Runny Honey) is...
  • What is Beechwood Honey Dew and why should I try it?

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    What is Beechwood Honey Dew and why should I try it?
    Beechwood Honey Dew, our 'Hero' of Honeys is produced on the foothills of the majestic southern alps in the South Island of New Zealand.  We love Honey Dew and are passionate about getting the word out about it's extraordinary health benefits. This honey contains a higher antioxidant, antibacterial activity level, mineral content and greater nutritional and therapeutic benefits than most regular flower honey.  "Honey...
  • Blackcurrant & Honey - Our 'Dynamic Duo' of taste & well being

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    Blackcurrant & Honey - Our 'Dynamic Duo' of taste & well being
    Our Dynamic Duo – Beechwood Honey Dew & Blackcurrant Juice – what a combo!!  We have taken our hero of honeys, Beechwood Honey Dew with all of it’s wonderful properties and combined it with the juice of Blackcurrants – it is a taste sensation! There are 2 great options; Blackcurrant & Honey – great for spreading on your toast, crumpets, drizzling over porridge, ice cream, waffles, pancakes,...
  • Honey Breakfast - Yummy!

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    Honey Breakfast - Yummy!
    Whether you are into sweet or savoury, there is nothing like a delicious and nutritious breakfast (and let's admit, there is always a place for the less nutritious breakfast treat from time to time). With so many different ways to start your day, there is always a good argument to be made for breakfast. Not only are eggs essential in many recipes from baked...
  • Winter Wellness - It's the Bees Knees!

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    Winter Wellness - It's the Bees Knees!
    Got a cough? A cold? feeling the sniffles in the morning maybe? THEN STOP. Reach for our honey, it helps. ALL honey is known to have medicinal properties, it's just that Manuka gets all the press!. There is data to show that honey helps relieve irritation in the mouth or throat by forming a protective film, and soothes coughs caused by upper respiratory tract...
  • Give the "Gift of Health"

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    Give the "Gift of Health"
    Shopping for gifts is at the top of many people’s to-do lists be it for Christmas, a Birthday, Easter or that special occasion such as Mothers or Fathers day, maybe just a thank you to family, friends, or a colleague.   And you will agree it can be hard, what to buy, will they like it, bin it or sell it (we have all experienced this!).  ...
  • Why does Honey vary on colour and taste?

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    Why does Honey vary on colour and taste?
    The colour and flavour of honey differs depending on the nectar source (the blossoms) visited by the honey bees.  Honey colour ranges from nearly colourless to dark brown, and its flavour varies from delectably mild to distinctively bold, depending on where the honey bees buzzed. Honey is produced in every region of New Zealand, but depending on floral source location, certain types of honey are produced only in a few regions...
  • Hand Crafted Manuka & Beeswax Balm

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    Hand Crafted Manuka & Beeswax Balm
    We just love our NEW Handmade Balm that uses our 100% Pure New Zealand Beeswax and Manuka Honey.
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