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Bee Awareness Month

Bee Awareness Month

 Bee Aware Month 

 September is Bee Awareness Month - run and organised by Apiculture New Zealand. We are on board in our Foodstore & Eatery - as we have strong local connections to bees with our Creamed Honey! 

Fun Facts About Bees you might not know! 

Bees can travel up to 24km/hr - which is pretty fast for a small animal!

A honey bee must visit about 4 million flowers to produce 1kg of honey

The honey bee beats it's wings 11,400 times per minute - it's so fast that you hear a buzz. 

 

 

  Bee Aware - Recipe: Blackcurrant, Honey, Caramel Yogurt Pops 

Recipe created for us by Martyna, The Wholesome Cook

Ingredients

½ cup honey (or vegan-friendly rice syrup)
2 Tbsp fresh cream (or coconut cream)
1½ cups Greek-style full fat yoghurt (or coconut yoghurt)
1 tsp vanilla essence, optional

    Method

    1. Place honey or rice syrup and cream in a small saucepan, whisk to combine and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 6 minutes for the syrup to caramelize and reduce.
    2. Turn off the heat – the caramel will be very hot. Stand it for 5 minutes before adding Lite Squeezed NZ Blackcurrant fruit syrup and whisking to combine. Place saucepan in a sink filled with cold water and allow to cool completely. To speed up the cooling process, after about 10 minutes, you can transfer the caramel into a heat-proof jug or jar and place back in the water. Whisk occasionally to prevent ‘skin’ from forming.
    3. Once the caramel is cool, you can assemble the ice pops.
    4. Mix vanilla essence, if using into the yoghurt. Take half the yoghurt mixture and fill moulds to about halfway. Now add a tablespoon of the blackcurrant caramel and gently mix it into the yoghurt with a paddle pop stick to create a ripple. Top with remaining yoghurt and another half a tablespoon of caramel and mix to incorporate the caramel into the layer. Slide paddle pop sticks into the ice pops and place them in the freezer for 4 hours to set.
    5. To serve, run moulds under warm water for a moment to help dislodge the pops. Keep pops in the mould or transfer to a zip lock bag and consume within a month.

    Apiculture New Zealand have created and developed a Bee Awareness month workbook - perfect activities for kids! We also have some printed in-store as well! 

     

    Make sure to pick up some of beautiful Creamed Honey when you are next in-store! 

     

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