It is World Honey Bee day, and here at Hunt’s cider we are celebrating all things black and yellow.
On our mixed farm near Stoke Gabriel we have 19 acres of apple trees stretching across 3 orchards. To help us achieve a bumper yield of apples we have a selection of bee hives that take up residence. The hives are home to anywhere between 20,000 and 60,000 bees depending on how developed they are.
Bees are exceptionally good pollinators and according to Albert Einstein ‘if bees disappeared from the earth mankind would only have 4 years left to live.’ They utilise the apple blossom to make their honey and in turn help us produce a great crop of apples in a sustainable manor.