February 27th, 2019

The bee block in the historical Babylonstoren garden is abuzz with invention! As an add-on to our traditional bee hives, this ingenious creation, which makes extraction a breeze, has left us even more in awe of the wonder that is honey harvesting.

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All a-buzz about raw honey

September 19th, 2018

All honey we use in the restaurant and sell in the farm store is raw and unfiltered, which has inspired the question from one of our visitors: What is raw, unpasteurised honey, and is it good for you?

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RECIPE: Honey granola with fruit crisps and dried mint leaves

October 23rd, 2017

The seasonal breakfast at Babel has been voted as one of the "best hotel breakfasts in the world" by Condé Nast Traveler. This moreish granola is part of the daily offering on our breakfast table and has become a favourite among our hotel guests.

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RECIPE: Baked Goat’s Cheese with Honey & Thyme

May 23rd, 2017

As the weather cools the herbs in the garden is thriving. The thyme is looking exceptional, and a trusty cooking companion for the autumn kitchen's more warming dishes.

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The Bee’s Knees

October 2nd, 2015

You know that slightly rushed, panicked feeling that characterises most of our lives? It is no excuse. Bees have it too, in fact they live to be only six or seven weeks old. What they achieve in so little time is remarkable. Through their masterful pollination skills and their sexy little dances, they are responsible for over one third of all the food we eat.

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The Blooms & The Bees

November 4th, 2014

Warmer weather brings more buzz to our garden.  Cape honeybees are VIP residents on Babylonstoren, and are now hard at work foraging for pollen and nectar. ...

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July 19th, 2013

Every morning the girls from the Garden spa gather fresh herbs from the garden. They collect rosemary, lavender and lemon-thyme, each herb chosen for its ...

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Muesli Tart Recipe

March 13th, 2013

One of our favourite breakfasts (and a great mid-afternoon snack, too). We offer a fresh fruit, yoghurt and muesli or granola breakfast to our hotel guests ...

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Sweet Honeycombs

February 1st, 2013

In the Historical Garden we have six beehives, and each has a different shape, to illustrate the development of beekeeping. When visiting our garden, remember ...

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Hard Workers

May 29th, 2012

Please meet the hard workers, without whom we couldn’t get our honey into our bottles, and into the farm shop!

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