We keep around twenty beehives in an apiary among the brambles. They’re given plenty of space, the occasional spring-clean and health check, but are pretty much left to get on with it. The honey they produce is a magical blend of hawthorn, bramble, knapweed, thistle and many other plants.
By the time the bees have been left a generous share, our boys have had their bucketful and we’ve bartered a load for spuds and the like, we don’t always have a huge surplus for sale. The customers we do manage to keep happy have been very kind with their comments though – “honey like it used to taste”, “wonderfully complex flavours”, “top quality” (an ex-buyer for Rowse honey) and “the nicest honey I’ve ever had” (a Pembrokeshire woman in her 80’s).
Honey (1lb jar) £5 per jar (collection or local delivery only)
Beeswax £1.50 per 30g bar
We’re also usually able to collect honeybee swarms in Pembrokeshire (between April and June). Call Matt on 07870 515942