From backgrounds in accounting and education, a desire for a career change brought us to the South Hams in 2006. We took over the management of a small farm and holiday complex. Coupled with our long standing interests in the environment, and to bolster farm income, we planted two large orchards. Our attention soon turned to pollination and with that our interest in bees began.
Several years later, the time was right to start our own small apiary at our home in Kingsbridge where our bees live happily in the sun, by our natural stream, fed by flowers from the surrounding South Hams countryside. Our raw and creamed honey has been so well received by those in the locality that we decided to concentrate on bee farming as a business.
Our aim: to naturally expand our bee colonies, working with nearby farmers and land owners to help pollinate their crops and wild flowers, whilst producing high quality honeys, beeswax and related products.
Our carbon footprint: to be minimised and the welfare of our bees maintained to the highest standards.
Our customers: to be confident that they are supporting the bees and helping reverse the decline in bee numbers, whilst enjoying natural products.
Our hope: to assist our honey bee population to thrive, which in turn will increase pollination, vital to plant and tree survival and continued food supplies across the whole ecosystem.
Our adventure begins and we hope that you will be part of it.
Martin and Melanie