Honey from Thomas Zelenka

Thomas Zelenka is a passionate beekeeper and produces organic honey of the highest quality. His bee colonies are located in Vienna and in the Wienerwald.
The beekeeper
Thomas Zelenka's conviction is: "Bees are wild animals and all I can do is create a perfect environment for them. I look for collection sites, provide natural wooden dwellings and care for my colonies with great care. This is also how I understand my craft, which is guided by great respect for nature. Every day."
Thomas Zelenka's beehives are located in many places in the middle of nature. Parks, roof terraces, avenues, large and small gardens with flower borders are a paradise for the colonies. Many people certainly did not know that bees benefit from this. Each colony is different, but each is eager to collect. What bees like is a wide range of different food sources. This means that they don't like wide open spaces where one and the same type of plant grows any more than they like fields of grain that are pollinated by the wind.

Bee products
Bees are Thomas Zelenka's passion, and anyone who has experienced how many millions of flower visits are needed for a jar of honey appreciates all the more the enormous work these little collectors do for us. Because the bees not only collect the nectar - their even greater benefit is pollination.
The closer to nature, the healthier the bees and the better the honey. If beekeepers did not exist, a colony would settle in a hollow tree, for example, and stay there. This is exactly what Thomas Zelenka is trying to imitate. He uses beehives made of wood, no plastics, and uses the wax from his own hives, for next year's honeycomb construction. A biological cycle without chemical residues - and you can taste it!
What is causing trouble for bee colonies around the globe, and therefore also for beekeepers, are the many insecticides, pesticides and herbicides used in agriculture. They weaken bee colonies and make them susceptible to disease. Thomas Zelenka also does not relocate the hives, but leaves them in one location. This can mean that the honey harvest is sometimes not as abundant because fewer flowers bloom at one location during the summer, but he spares his colonies the stress of a change of location.

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