(MALTA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION)
MALTA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

Summer Honey

​is most typically Wild thyme honey (Thymus capitatus) and is almost exclusively unifloral but there may also be other lesser floral sources, depending on the locality.

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Spring Honey​

​is usually a composition of different wild flowers and in fact it is frequently labelled as multiflora honey.  In Spring honey bees collect nectar mainly from wild flowers like white thistle, sulla, borage, dandelion, wild mustard and many other plus some crops and ornamental/fruit trees, especially citrus trees.

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Autumn Honey

​is also multifloral but mainly composed of a mixture of 2 main tree species, Carob and Eucalyptus but this honey varies considerably between different localities.

Getting Started

Animations & Videos

Through our partners and Friends we have been able to produce a selection of animations and videos to improve understanding of life in and around the hive and honey bees needs. Links to specific topics can be found below - just click on the title and it will open in a separate window.

Planting for Honey Bees Animation - Find out what honey bees need throughout the foraging year and see how you can help them with positive planting action.

Queen Bee - See what a queen bee looks like when surrounded by the workers. Look at the size of her abdomen compared with that of the worker bees.

Foraging for Pollen - Watch the honey bees collect pollen and take their burgeoning pollen baskets back to the colony within the hive. Pollen is the protein needed for the development of healthy honey bees

Honey Bees in Flight
 - Enjoy the spectacle that every beekeeper experiences within the season. See a swarm beginning to cluster amid the buzz of a hive.

Life Cycle

Extracting Honey

Bees Behaviour