I seem to have run out of honey again.
Do you know you can buy local honey from Eastleigh Museum?
Since creating Chandler’s Ford Today in March 2013, I’ve visited Eastleigh Museum more often, and have shared a few events from the museum with you.
Now I have also become a Friend of Eastleigh Museum. It’s an honour to be part of Eastleigh Museum.
Today I’m sharing with you one of the secrets of Eastleigh Museum – the honey.
As you enter Eastleigh Museum, to your right is an endearing gift shop, which sells books and DVD about the history of Eastleigh.
The gift shop also sells many local hand-made items, including hand-made cards, jewellery, pottery, recycled bags, and, local honey.
A while ago, I spoke to John and Sonja Davison, as I noticed they seem to have something to do with the very popular Hampshire Honey at the museum. See their recent tweet:
— Sonja Davison (@jstpumpkin) June 9, 2015
Lime Tree Honey
Eastleigh Citizen of Honour Sonja Davison told me the bees are busy in Eastleigh producing local honey for sale at Eastleigh museum. The honey is so popular that it regularly sells out.
Sonja explained, “What people don’t always realise is that honey is seasonal and we are now awaiting this year’s spring honey crop to come to fruition. In June the lime tree flowers open up and the bees head for it, bringing back supplies of nectar for the next crop. ”
John’s ‘girls’ in the garden
“Lime Tree honey has a lovely delicate taste and will be sought after. We’ve been keeping 8 hives for about 5 years and we’re always learning. We have the stings to prove it! ”
“It’s a time-consuming but fascinating hobby and my husband John calls them his ‘girls’.”
By Sonja Davison
— Sonja Davison (@jstpumpkin) June 20, 2015
Eastleigh Museum upcoming event
Eastleigh Museum is holding a Summer Poetry Evening next Thursday evening on 25 June 2015.
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm. Address: Eastleigh Museum, 25 High Street, Eastleigh SO50 5LF
The evening will feature an eclectic programme of poems on the theme of summer, from Dorothy Parker to William Blake and Pam Ayres to William Wordsworth, recited by players from the Chameleon Theatre Company of Chandler’s Ford.
£4 per ticket. Wine and nibbles will be served.
- Chapel Sessions & Royal Victoria Hospital – Chandler’s Ford Today
- Eastleigh Christmas Lights Switch On 2014
- Support Eastleigh Games 2012 Legacy Group: Community Games 25th July 2015
- Celebrate Volunteers Exhibition At Eastleigh Museum
- Eastleigh Bunting & Eastleigh Museum WW1 Poetry Evening
- Mr & Mrs Brown At Eastleigh Museum
- Celebration: Volunteers’ Week In Eastleigh 2015
- Build A Community We Are Proud Of: Fryern Funtasia 4th May 2015
- St. George Visited Eastleigh – Who Is St. George?
- Inspirational Eastleigh Volunteers Fair
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