“Is your honey really local?” a question we get asked all the time by customers.
The answer emphatically is YES!
Here is a map showing the locations of most of our apiaries for the 2016 season.
An apiary is a place where we keep some of our hives so they can forage on certain flowers in the surrounding area.
Many of them are chosen to be near to specific crops such as Broad Beans or Oilseed Rape flowers so that we get the monofloral honey from that single nectar source. The planting of these crops are rotated on a three yearly cycle to improve soil quality so every season the location of the apiaries will be slightly different.
Additionally, we have apiaries in Little Budworth, Rainow and North Wales that we move half the bees to towards the end of the season to forage on the heather moorland.