Help The Bees



                 … is the 3rd variety that Klepper & Klepper have proudly made . 

                 Like it says on the packaging, this product is gluten-free and gelatin-free, and contains real Dutch honey.



Have you already looked at the back of our package? The Best Licorice Ever – Honey contains no less than 12% honey from our own country. We have searched the entire Netherlands in search of the best honey ever. Unfortunately, many products contain honey from far away from our own country.

The honey that is processed in The Best Licorice Ever comes from the Netherlands. Together with local beekeepers (who take into account the environment of people, plants and bees) the best local honey is collected that meets our high standards and quality standards.

In our beautiful Netherlands, bees fly on various flowers, plants and trees such as the linden tree, many shrubs, flower meadows, flower bulbs and the thousands of gardens in our country. This honey is deliciously sweet and soft in taste. It is therefore well incorporated into our special composition of The Best Licorice Ever to which we have added 12% of this Dutch honey.

All this for the best honey taste ever, even if we say so ourselves.




Make your garden a safe and attractive place for bees. Everything that blooms (plants and flowers) makes the bee happy. Only by extracting honey and pollen the (honey) bees survive, remain vital and can provide for new generations of bees. Bees love biodiversity and for that it is important to place different flowers and plants.


“Van Groen Naar Bloem” is an organization dedicated to restoring biodiversity in the Netherlands. “Van Groen Naar Bloem” does this by finding land in the Netherlands where biodiversity is almost non-existent. This happens mainly on industrial sites where acres of land lie brackish, often out of fear that the neighbors will expand and fear of pests. Every time the grass is cut short, the wild bees have less nature to live in. With less and less nature, there is also less and less food. Bee Farm “De Vlijtige Zusjes“, proud honey supplier where Klepper & Klepper gets its honey from, donates 25 cents per jar sold to this project to create more nature for insects, birds, bees and all the animals that need nature to survive. The goal is to have a 100ha converted from green to flower by 2025.

De Vlijtige Zusjes” chose this name because the honeybees in a hive are all sisters to each other. This is because the queen bee mates with several males (the drone) so the workers are usually sisters or half-sisters to each other.


Pesticides are worrisome not only for the bee, but also for other insects in the garden.

Honing drop


Buy a bag of The Best Licorice Ever – Honey

Perhaps the most obvious solution but this too helps. Only the beekeeper, “De Vlijtige Zusjes“, who are affiliated with “Van Groen Naar Bloem” can ensure the survival of our Dutch bee. Also, as Klepper & Klepper, we contribute directly to biodiversity in the Netherlands through the honey we incorporate into our licorice.


TIP 1: Pavement

In a garden you have hard sitting/staying areas, these need to be connected and there are green areas between which we stay. So leave the places that are not made for 1 of these two purposes above unpaved! Put nice flowers, shrubs or trees there and enjoy the life created here! This provides wonderful shade and nice landing spots for many insects.

TIP 2: Lawn

It seems to be deep in our DNA … a lawn! That picture you have in your mind of sunbathing here in the summer… How many times have you really done this in recent years? On the same surface you can sow a wildflower mixture, which hardly requires any work, and gives a lot of variety! The bees will thank you, as will the butterflies and bumblebees!

TIP 3: Insect Hotel

An insect hotel is actually a nursery for a long time where some of the “wild” bees lay their eggs. You are really helping a number of bee species with this! What to watch out for;

  • Absolutely no splinters
  • Tubes closed at the back
  • No cracks along the length of the tubes
  • Holes of 2 to max. 10 MM
  • No “soft” wood (such as birch, identified by the white bark)

Are you the proud owner of an insect hotel? Hang it up against a wall preferably facing south in a sunny spot, and if possible a little protected so the rain does not get full in.

Ps. The inhabitants of these bee hotels actually never sting, you can just hang it where you will sit to enjoy it extra!

TIP 4: Weeds

The definition of weed: an undesirable plant in an undesirable place. So it’s not that certain plants exist only as weeds. It’s just that you often didn’t invite those plants so they are seen as undesirable. But almost everyone likes a poppy, for example. While this one usually chooses itself where it will grow. A thistle, on the other hand, we see as unwanted and is quickly removed. By the way, did you know that a thistle is a great plant in a garden? Insects love it and the flowers are beautiful if you look at them closely!

TIP 5: Water

Insects, too, and all other visitors to your garden need water from time to time. Actually, we are fans of a pond in any variation! A leaf of a lily is already a boon for many insects. Don’t you have the space? A coffee cup of water with some floating leaves in it is already a start. And rather ditch water than tap water! But just a little sand in the water provides extra attraction.

TIP 6: Clutter Corner

You may have heard of them, a clutter corner in the garden! And yes, these are really important and really work! Most wild bees live underground. Just put down some types of (untreated) wood with some twigs and leaves and let the mess go on! Weeds? Gladly! But what is often not mentioned: all insects are cold-blooded! So they really do need sun in that messy corner!

TIP 7: Create a Bloom Calendar

Perhaps you recognize it, at a certain time of the year your garden is a blooming oasis, but the rest of the year there is little bloom to recognize… Too bad! If you try a little bit it really is possible; 12 months a year flowers in your garden! And are there some unexpected warm days in between then the bees still have food somewhere! Just write down the months, and buy plants so there are a few plants blooming in each month and you have a living garden all year round!


TIP 8: Look Critically Which Plants You Buy

Just because a flower appears in a plant doesn’t mean it will benefit the bees, butterflies or bumblebees, unfortunately. Thankfully, bee-friendly plants and shrubs exist in most garden centers these days. If you still have doubts about an impulse buy? If the plant stings and flowers, you are usually fine.

TIP 9: Please Do Not Use Poison!

Actually, we can be brief about this: poison has no place in a garden! Never, for no reason! Don’t! There is always collateral damage and there are consequences. Every plant needs 3 things: water, air and light! Take away one of these 3 and you have already won!

TIP 10: Do Not Work Against Nature

Nature actually works fine without us. Only we want a garden. Nature has no choice in this. But you will run into things that nature itself continues to do its thing. Is there a beautiful piece of black ground free? Nature herself provides vegetation, for free and for nothing. Of course, you might get lucky and see all these lovely lavender plants. But the chances of wild grass are a little higher, unfortunately. If you put wood chips on the soil, for example, you already rule out a lot of weeds.

One Final Tip:

We hope to have helped you with these top ten, but actually have a point 11… Eat honey licorice from Klepper & Klepper! We really do our best to buy honey from honest beekeepers who not only want to benefit from nature and its yield, but also want to give something back! Like the beekeepers of “De Vlijtige Zusjes” who, through the project “Van Groen Naar Bloem“, want to create beautiful pieces of nature throughout the Netherlands just for the bees. The more honey they sell, the more opportunities they have. And of course we at Klepper & Klepper are happy to support this cause!