A Little About us....
We are an small beekeeping and honey packaging business producing unblended raw honey. Hives are spread throughout farmland of Northumberland. They are moved to different locations ready to help pollinate crops and plants as they start to flower thought the spring and summer months.
In late April the bees are moved out to the carefully selected sites. It is a very important process to ensure that they have a sheltered area out of the cold winds and away from busy roads and paths. With the b’s flying up to 5 miles from their hives, it's important that each group of hives are not placed in too close together.
After flowering has slowed the hives are then moved up to the moorland areas in late July to allow foraging on the Ling heather. The sites on the moorlands can be much larger with the space for more hives. The bees stay up on the moors for roughly six weeks allowing enough time (should the weather be right) for lots of lovely Heather honey.
After a busy Season making honey they are then relocated back to wintering sites, where the hives are treated for disease and then covered up for winter until the process starts again the following February.
Honey produced is stored in frames by the b’s in the hives, as each crop finishes, frames are collected and brought back to the extraction plant, where they are spun to remove the honey and finally put into jars and packaged just for you to enjoy.