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Huge honey harvest creates buzz at Webbs

Droitwich Editorial 25th Sep, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

BUSY bees are tasting sweet success after producing 900 jars of exclusive Webbs’ honey, double the expected amount.

Professional bee keeper Chris Broad, who runs Saltway Honey with his wife Susan from Bromsgrove, successfully established eight hives at the Wychbold centre last year.

He said: “The bees at Webbs seem to produce about twice as much honey per hive as my bees elsewhere.

“I think the key to their high productivity is a succession of flowers for them all through the season in the Webbs gardens and nearby.

“This spring they had an abundance of hawthorn blossom and also oilseed rape and they went crazy on blackberry blossom.”

Chairman Ed Webb said food hall customers had been asking for weeks when the set honey was going to be on sale having enjoyed it so much last year.

Bee keeper Chris Broad at work with the hives in the Webbs Riverside Gardens. (s)

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