When you visit the historic town of Swellendam, about a two-hour drive from Cape Town, your first stop should be the Tourist Info centre, where friendly staff will send you off with a mindful of ideas. Just a few paces down the road, make JW Beekeeping, Honey & Equipment your next stop, to taste the honey and see live bees.
First, you can watch the ‘celebrity’ live bees through glass at the back of the shop to see how they make honey in the comb. Pretty cool for kids to see too.
Second, you can taste 10-12 honeys – from blue gum and strandveld to orange blossom and fynbos – before you decide on a favourite to buy. The wide choice is one plus point; others are that it’s cheaper than anything you can buy in the supermarket and much nicer-tasting too. And if you really want to save money, there’s bluegum honey – the most popular variant – on tap; just bring your own container and save on the packaging cost.
For more info, phone 028-5142402, email firstname.lastname@example.org or look at the website http://www.jwbees.com/.
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