Local beekeepers, honey makers and trainers
We are Harry and Lorraine - fans of all things bee
We are professional beekeepers near Cheltenham in the Cotswold county of Gloucestershire.
With over 80 hives, we love what we do. We want to share our enthusiasm - for beekeeping, honeybees and bees in general.
Like a peek into the honeybee's incredible world? Join us on a bee experience. Want to find out about bees of all kinds? Then come along to our All About Bees course to discover more about honeybees and their cousins - bumblebees and solitary bees. You'll be amazed.
Local Cotswold Honey
Our honey is untreated, all natural and gently handled - with nectar and pollen from the Cotswold's flowers and trees.
The honey comes from our beehives around Cheltenham, Winchcombe and out towards Cirencester. Across fields, wild meadows and gardens it takes our bees about 2 million trips to make each jar.
It's truly seasonal - with a taste that reflects the flowers the bees have foraged on in the spring and summer. It's extracted without heat, only lightly strained and then bottled by hand in small batches.
Nucs of Bees for Sale
Our overwintered nucs for sale are available to pre-order now - order bees here for spring 2024 delivery.
If you are a budding beekeeper or an old hand you can buy bees from us. All our bees for sale come as 6 frame nucs - in Correx or as poly nucs. They come in two sizes - standard British National and 14x12. The frames are Hoffman self-spacers (so no worries about bee space).
You can reserve overwintered nucs for local delivery or collection. If you want to start beekeeping next year, an overwintered nuc will get you off to an early start. Experienced beekeepers are also planning for the spring, to make increase or to cover winter losses.
Our British bees are raised around Cheltenham. They are gentle and easy to handle. And, as a real beekeeping enthusiast Harry can help with any questions about the bees we sell.
Availability is limited so it's first come - first served on a deposit basis.
Training, Courses and Experiences
Are you thinking of keeping bees? Our face to face bee keeping courses cover the essentials and more - bringing everything together in a straightforward way. Perhaps you'd like a beekeeper all to yourself? Harry will be your beekeeping mentor on a Day with Harry.
You can be interested in bees without necessarily wanting to become a beekeeper. Or perhaps you'd like a taste of beekeeping? Want to see what the bees see? Join us for an incredible Bee Experience.
And, if you want to learn more about bees - not only honeybees but bumblebees and solitary bees too - then our short course All About Bees is tailor made for that.