We at The Hive™ keep it simple, pure and fresh. We bring you quality food as nature intended, with minimal human intervention.
Our products are hand-made from start to finish.
Honey is very similar to fine wines. Honey comes in many colours, flavours and can improve with age. There are as many different honeys as there are flower species. Their tastes and textures are bountiful.
As a bee farmer I look after all my own beehives at several apiary sites around the country. I take a trailer load of beehives to specific floral areas which I know will yield a certain type of honey. In this way I am able to offer a wide variety of limited single-floral honeys for example Sweet Chestnut, Heather, Linden Blossom, Hawthorn etc.
Once frames are removed from the beehives, the wax face of each comb is removed by hand, and placed in a traditional centrifugal extractor (no heat used) which spins the honey out.
We keep it simple!
The freshly spun honey is then filtered through fine muslin and decanted straight into the jar.
The honey maintains all its aromatic oils, body, texture and fine flavour because it has not been homogenised or damaged by intense heat. It remains a live food, unharmed and therefore retaining its therapeutic properties.
Cosmetics and ointments are prepared by using a lush blend of fresh herbs and the finest honeybee ingredients.
Many of our most popular products are created from secret Edwardian recipes.