The Ancient Craft of Beekeeping June 10 2014

Whether you live in a rural or an urban area, you will probably know at least one person who has become a beekeeper.  As a nation, we've been made aware of the importance of nurturing and preserving these fascinating creatures with the result that beekeeping has become popular amongst men and women of all ages. In addition to being essential for the manufacture of honey, bees serve a crucial role in the pollination of plants. 

If you've never tried eating honey produced by a private beekeeper, hunt some out - it is an experience not to be missed.  The flavour and consistency of honey depend on the bees' environment - pollen from different plants produces very different flavours.  It is also said (and it makes a lot of sense) that eating locally produced honey is highly beneficial for hay fever sufferers.

If you're looking for a gift for a friend who keeps bees, you're sure to find something from the Zeller Keramik range of Bee design tableware.