Our honey 2022 is here! Mild, varied and floral taste: flower honey. The nectar of the year in a jar.
Each honey is unique and thus the aromatic image of an entire bee year. The industrious W.R. Lang bees were able to collect very diverse nectar in 2022 and thus make us today a very special honey as a gift: We taste the fruit blossom of spring, velvety rapeseed, forget-me-nots, rose plants and the wonderfully fragrant summer meadows.
All in one jar, delicately creamy and melting… delicious!
Not all honey is the same!
With so many different types of local honey, it’s easy to lose track of them all, and that’s great! Because regional honey is just as unique as the nature from which it comes.
Depending on the region, weather, bees and season, each honey has a very individual taste. So you distinguish the varieties by origin, extraction method, taste and color. Even more important, however, is the bee year’s harvest.
So which plants did our bees visit to collect vital nectar and pollen?
Mild, varied and flowery in taste: blossom honey
Blossom honey – like ours – is made from the nectar of flowers from a wide variety of plants. Rape, phacelia and forget-me-not, but also maple, willow, lime and fruit blossoms. It is characterized by a light yellow color and a mild, flowery taste.
Spicy and intense: honeydew honey
Honeydew honey is – as the name suggests – obtained from honeydew. This is formed by leaf and scale insects that feed on the sap of various plants. An excess of liquid is excreted and remains as honeydew on leaves, needles and twigs. Bees suck up the dew and process it into honey in the hive. The most famous example of this is the dark, intense fir honey.
Successful and beautiful in every way!
Our bee year 2022 comes to an end – we look back
Looking back on the year is always a tricky business! It is particularly difficult for us to look back on a year that coined the term “turn of the times” and brought and brings us all, privately or as a company after two years of pandemic now further uncertainty.
Nevertheless, or precisely because of this, we would like to focus at this point on something that enriched our year with beauty and positive energy: our corporate bees!
For the W.R. Lang bees, the year 2022 was a success in every respect.
Coming out of winter well, even a late frost fortunately did not jeopardize fruit blossoms, so early, first and full spring provided our bees with an abundance of nectar and pollen plants. We started with the lush canola bloom, which our bees brought in for some indescribably creamy honey.
Thanks to our large flowering pastures and the prudent actions of our beekeepers (under extreme heat stress), the drought did not negatively affect the bees during the summer months: Entry and honey harvest were a real success, especially compared to the previous year!
What the summer lacked in rain, September and October finally gave us. As if they had been waiting for it, the flowering pastures once again developed unusually splendidly with dense and lush inflorescences of cosmea, flax and sunflower – and this continued into November!
Countless insects, small and very small creatures now populate the high meadows, attract a large number of birds, some of which have become rare, and some of which will find winter quarters here.
The mild autumn gave the W.R. Lang bees plenty of time for their winter preparations and we wish them all the best for the coming months.
These positive developments and, of course, our honey, in which we can taste the whole past year, make us very grateful and give confidence despite many depressing news from all over the world. Because we see and experience directly with our bees how good and beautiful life is, how important and worth preserving and how even small gestures can make a big difference. So let’s start doing it together.
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