I am a small independent hobbyist Beekeeper, with around 20 Bee Hives maintaining these to a very high standard. The hives are visited once every week during the summer to inspect ensuring they are Queen right, are working well, and for any disease that may be present, as the welfare of the Bees is paramount..
Is our Honey Local
Yes Bee’s fly up to 3 miles from the hive to collect nectar which they convert into honey by removing the moisture, so by having my Bee Hives positioned in the Warwickshire Countryside around Kenilworth will give a good proportion of the honey being local to the town.
For more information on our honey goto Honey
Do we move our hives
Yes we move some of the hives to where the nectar is for the different flavours of honey, in the spring they are moved to the Oil Seed Rape to give the Bee’s a good start for the year, as this flower yields a very good source of both nectar and pollen, which are both required to encourage the queen to lay more eggs, and for feeding the brood. Other crops which we take the hives to are Spring Beans, Borage, Lavender and Heather on the Derbyshire Moors.