Our honey is brought to you by father and son beekeepers Chris & Adrian Doyle. Our bees collect its pollen and Nectar from the blossoms and Hedgerows surrounding Hillside House in Great Shefford situated deep in the Lambourn Valley.
Our primary concern is our bees and we have worked through the year in helping our bees along the way and trying to make sure they are safe and sound from the numerous threats that this modern world presents to this beautiful and complex animal. Our payment for this work is the excess honey that the bees do not require.
Honey is a blend of trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids that has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties. Our extraction is cold extracted ensuring that all the properties of the honey are maintained and preserved.
We also do not blend so it is as pure as possible and as the bees intended. It always surprises us how readily accepted a blend of EU and Non EU honeys on some honey producers labels is not questioned more.
This leaves us with a pure simple honey with all the properties that the Lambourn Valley countryside can produce.
On top of this once the honey is extracted we do not waste the beautiful beeswax either and is used to make our pure beeswax candles which are slow and clean-burning and will give off the wonderful aroma of honey.
We also work with a beekeeper with similar principles who has the equipment to produce lip balms, natural creams and soaps for which we include within our shop.