An award winning preserves company from North Yorkshire is to launch a new Yorkshire honey in support of The Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
In the last 80 years bumblebee populations have crashed and with two species becoming nationally extinct and several others declining dramatically the trust works to reverse this trend and increase this familiar and much-loved insect.
The honey, which has been carefully sourced from hives in North Yorkshire is made by bees that have collected nectar from wild blossoms including sycamore, lime and water balsam giving the honey a subtle floral flavour.
Elspeth Biltoft, owner of Rosebud Preserves, says: “For some time I’ve wanted to introduce a product that we could sell to support the bumblebees and other pollinators. Our contribution from the sale of this honey is the first of what I hope will be a range of products that we can do this with. I’m passionate in particular about nature and bio diversity and as we use a lot of locally grown fruit and vegetables in our products, protecting this natural environment is extremely important to us.”
Roo Cleland from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust says: “We are very pleased Rosebud Preserves are supporting our important conservation work through the sale of their Yorkshire Honey. Their donations will help us to achieve our vision of creating communities and countryside rich in bumblebees and colourful wildflowers for everyone to enjoy.”
The honey is available to buy online at rosebudpreserves.co.uk