Our Bee Competition Winner!
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Published 2 Sep 2021 in Raising Awareness
In July, we asked our brilliant colleagues in a special competition to rename the Midcounties Queen Bee, who now lives in the Warwick Beehives. Well, today, find out our competition winner and how the Honey production went. Plus don’t forget to continue helping our important pollinators!
Watch our Midcounties Honey Production 🍯
How did it go & what’s the name of the new Queen Bee? 🐝
On the day, Beekeeper Lee Franklin was joined by Alison Bain, Chief Marketing Officer to harvest and bottle this year's Honey. An extensive process hosted by the Beekeepers Association, the frames of honey were taken directly from the hives and processed into jars of raw honey.
The process to extract the honey consisted of;
Uncapping the frames
Spinning the frames to extract the honey
Passing the honey through double filtration
Filling the jars – Yum!
Our new name for our new queen bee is "Greta", what a very apt name it is too, we love it!
Alison Bain, Chief Marketing Officer, getting involved in the Honey Production
Our Bee competition winner – Sam Webb, Lydney Petrol Filling Station
A well done to the Bee competition winner, Sam Webb, Store Manager from Lydney Petrol Filling Station. Unfortunately, Sam was unable to attend the honey production event but as our competition winner, we sent over a few jars of Honey as a gift. 🍯
Alison Bain with Lee Franklin, Head Beekeeper and Member Benefits Manager
Extracting the honey during production
The bottled Your Co-op honey!
Help our Pollinators!
Did you know that without the tireless work of our little buzzing friends, over a third of everything we eat would disappear from our tables? We are calling on our colleagues to help our pollinators by following the tips below:
Want to find out more?
For more information, speak to our Head Beekeeper, Lee Franklin here.