Hello and Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to find out about our special hand-made British honey products. I am James, the founder and head beekeeper of the family run, The Hive Honey Shop®.

I have been keeping bees since I was five years old and beekeeping has been in my family for the last three generations since 1924. Because we are British beekeepers, honey, pollen, propolis, beeswax and royal jelly has always played an important role in our lives.

My family invented lotions, potions, ointments and cosmetics using the natural ingredients they harvested from their bee hives. A wealth of health and medicinal recipes, that were found to work extremely well, were passed on from one family member to the next. This tradition still carries on today.

Many years ago, I made honey gifts for my friends, who after trying them demanded I open a shop.

The Hive Honey Shop London was born! Est. 1992

View our collections of British artisan honeys here!