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HONNINGHUSET EJER BAVNEHØJ

 

 

Honninghuset Ejer Baunehøj, a professional beekeeping business, was established in 2007. Our beekeeping consists of about 250 bee hives. We sell high-quality queen bees and tasteful honey. We have apiaries in the area around Ejer Bjerge, south of Skanderborg, Denmark.

 

The apiaries are located in species-rich areas of natural beauty to give the bees the best living conditions. About 2/3 of our bees are used in our breeding programme for the selection and breeding of queen bees.

 

The company has a green profile and green operation, focusing exclusively on the use of biological treatment of the bees, and the wax comes from a “green” wax pool.

 

My name is Jakob Germundsson. Since the early 1990s, I have been fascinated by bees and their amazing life. At the beginning my beekeeping consisted of two bee hives, but over the years, it has developed significantly. My hobby has become my way of life, and I have been a full-time beekeeper since 2015.

 

 

 

BREEDING OF QUEEN BEES

 

My professional foundation is the experience and practical knowledge of bees and their lifecycle gained during my 25 years of working as a beekeeper.
 
Since 2007 I have bred queen bees, focusing on good and vital bees. This requires a high degree of patience and perseverance, as it takes 4-6 years before there is a new breeder for my breeding of queen bees.


My breeding of queen bees is based on the Buckfast method, which was developed by the English monk Brother
Adam at Buckfast Abbey in the twentieth century, hence the name the Buckfast bee.


The Buckfast bee is a cross of many subspecies and a breeding method, not a specific race of bee.
The properties of the various races of bees are used to shape future breeders, and later on the queen bees are randomly mated.

 

MY BREEDING CRITERIA ARE


Hygienic behaviour
Vitality
Honey yield
Swarm inertia
Gentleness
Clinging to frame during manipulation



QUEEN BEES ARE SUPPLIED TO:


Small and large professional beekeepers alike.

 

My breeding equipment for good vital queen bees consists of a starter colony and two supporting colonies to which the 48-hour old larvae are added. After 24 hours the cells are moved to strong finishing colonies where the cells are completed. The sealed cells are placed in an incubator until they hatch.


My queen bees are randomly mated in apiaries with a large number of drones and a mix of various breeding lines. This is how I get the best result in terms of vitality and mating.


New external breeding stock is added on an ongoing basis. I maintain and refresh my breeding lines through island mating on the islands of Tunø, Glænø, Manø and Helnæs.


I am also involved in the testing of commercial queen bees with the Association of Danish Beekeepers.


Our breeding results from the past few years appear from below:

THE HONEY PROCESS

 

The bees collect nectar from many different flowers. At the beehive, the nectar is transformed into honey by
means of enzymes from the bee's honey stomach.


As a general rule, the honey is ready to be harvested when the bees have sealed 2/3 of the frames with a small layer of wax. When the small layer of wax on the sealed cells has been removed, the honey is ready to be extracted in the centrifuge.


The honey is sieved to remove small bits of wax. The newly-centrifuged honey is completely liquid, but it will gradually grow thicker over a couple of weeks. During this period, the honey must be stirred. The duration of the stirring process depends on the temperature and type of honey. The stirring prevents the formation of large crystals and ensures that the honey does not get too hard.
The crystals in the honey contribute to the taste so it is essential to pick the right time for the bottling.

 

Early Summer Honey

This honey is derived from the area around Ejer Bjerge near Skanderborg, Denmark.
In May and June, the bees fly out to collect nectar from dandelions, canola, hawthorn and the wild
flora. This gives a mild and tasty honey.

Summer Honey

This honey comes from the area around Ejer Bjerge near Skanderborg. In July and August, the bees fly out and collect nectar from clover, fireweed and the wild flora of Denmark.
This gives an aromatic and full-bodied honey taste.

Heather Honey

This honey comes from the heath along the North Sea. In August and September, the bees fly out to collect nectar on the Danish heath.
This gives a unique and spicy honey taste.

DISTRIBUTORS OF MY HONEY

Hos Købmanden Hylke ApS

Hylkevej 52, 8660 Skanderborg

Skanderborg Helsekost

Adelgade 132, 8660 Skanderborg

Helsekosten Viborg

Sankt Mathias Gade 28, 8800 Viborg

Sundhedskost

Frederiks Alle 49-51, 8000 Aarhus

Jordens Frugter

Tordenskjoldsgade 21, 8200 Aarhus N

KAGEHUSET HOVEDGÅRD

Ørridslevvej 1, 8732 Hovedgård

Bring bag

Torvegade 33, 6700 Esbjerg

KAGEHUSET ØSTBIRK

H.C.Andersensvej 2C, 8752 Østbirk

KAGEHUSET GEDVED

Skanderborgvej 1, 8751 Gedved

KAGEHUSET EGEBJERG

Langagergård 5 , 8700 Horsens

KAGEHUSET STENSBALLE

Sundgårdsvej 1, 8700 Horsens

Dagli brugsen Tebstrup

Horsensvej 101, 8660 Skanderborg



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RECIPES

 

Honey can be used in many different ways in cooking.
Below you will find recipes with honey.

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Day-to-day delivery (inland only) Monday to Thursday. Except holidays.

Sales to foreign countries are subject to a fee of DKK 800 for the veterinary document, plus shipping.

 

If your company is outside Denmark but within the EU, VAT will be deducted from the price when the VAT no. has been furnished.

Please write the VAT number in the comments box at checkout.

 

Discount: 10% on the purchase of packages of 10. 15% on the purchase of packages of 50.

The discount will appear from the final invoice that you receive upon receipt of your package

 

Prices are quoted in Danish kroner—1 Euro = 7.5 Danish kroner (depending on the exchange rate)

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CELLS SOLD OUT THE REST OF THE YEAR

Sale of cells for new offshoots and bee families

Minimum amount: 5. For collection only.

 

From about 23 May to 18 July

Call or write to organise collection.

 

For DK inland sale only.

Pris125 kr.

UNMATED QUEEN BEES

Sale of unmated queen bees from selected breeding lines

 

From about 25 May to 18 July

Sold out for the rest of the year

Pris125 kr.

MATED QUEEN BEES

Sale of mated queen bees from selected breeding lines.

Selling from about 28 June to 10 September or until stocks are exhausted.

Pris375 kr.