blossom honey from the Lower Rhine
Imkerei am Niederrhein

blossom honey from the Lower Rhine

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The project

Adopt a beehive from the apiary "Imkerei am Niederrhein" in Goch (Germany) and receive your harvest in the form of blossom honey from the Lower Rhine at home. The Farmer Stefan will take care of your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. As the production coming from one beehive is big, the adoption is shared among various people. If you wish to have a bigger share, you may adopt more than once. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

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What do you adopt?

Adopt a beehive from our apiary in Goch (Germany). Adopt one of my bee colonies from the beautiful Lower Rhine (Niederrhein) and support my beekeeping. For the bee breed, I chose the *Apis Melifera Carnica*. She is a gentle bee. Gentleness is important for working with bees, but especially for the people living in the neighborhood. As in organic beekeeping, my bees live in natural wooden hives that are treated with linseed oil. For feeding, I always leave the bees part of their collected nectar in the bee colony, but I also feed them with sugar syrup. It is important to leave the bees with nectar as it is part of their required winter reservoir. A bee colony pollinates an area of around 10km² if the climate and flora provide the ideal framework. If the conditions are suboptimal, i.e. less dense flora in the immediate vicinity, it can be up to 20km². Emerging colonies and swarms of bees can strengthen the colonies that have shrunk over the winter or form new colonies. A bee colony renews itself every six weeks during the season: summer bees are 6 weeks and winter bees up to 6 months old. Since bees always die outside their hive, they serve as food for birds and other insects and the natural cycle closes. Each beehive bears an average of 24kg per season. Each beehive is adopted by 12 CrowdFarmers who receive a box with 2 kg of blossom honey from the Lower Rhine.

What will you receive?

Each season we will send you a box with: 4 x__ blossom honey from the Lower Rhine__ (each approx. 500g, screw jar) Enjoy my real Niederrhein honey with its taste, which ranges from sweet to fruity, depending on where the bees have collected their nectar. In addition to blackberries, maple, sweet chestnuts, many other flowering and by-plants are typical of the region, e.g. Phacelia, marjoram, sunflowers, lavender, dandelions, mixed silphia, rapeseed and asparagus. The peculiarity of this honey lies in the local manual production, careful processing and natural filling. I will send you the honey in a sturdy, recyclable shipping box without additional plastic. Keep in mind that honey should always be stored in a cool, dark place, and is actually perishable under these conditions, even if its properties can change. It is not suitable for infants under the age of 12 months.

When will you receive it?

You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out.

Why should you adopt?
Know who, how and where your food is produced. Source your food in a conscious, direct and consistent manner.
Buying without intermediaries allows the producer to obtain better prices. This helps generate better jobs and social standards in rural areas.
When you adopt something, you allow the producer to ensure the sale at a fixed price and to produce on demand. This also avoids wasting food that is grown without being sold.
It supports producers who strive for environmentally friendly packaging and cultivation practices.
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