“We have only 200 hives and want to increase this to 600 in the next two years; however, the water scarcity does make a huge impact on its growth,” Halgryn said.
Gin tasting has been a buzzword for quite a while and is a trend that is still going strong, so I was intrigued by the honey aspect.
“Honey varies in colour and taste,” Halgryn said.
“Pure raw honey is scarce, and education around honey and bees even more so.
“That is why Pabala decided to provide honey tasting and bee education for young and old.
“The taste of honey even differs between seasons, areas and provinces.
“So does the colour, as it all depends on the nectar, water and flowers available in the area around the beehive.
“Gin coupled with honey is something new and funky.
“We have found that this is something that has taken off positively when hosting conferences and strategy planning sessions coupled with team-building — we include both honey and gin tasting as part of their activities.
“The one is healthy, the other a fun element,” she said.