The Apiary Journal

The UK’s first CarbonNeutral Honey Farm!

We are absolutely delighted and excited (and eating loads of delicious, British honey to celebrate) become the world’s first certified CarbonNeutral honey farm. This is a huge jewel in our environmental crown and really does mark the start of a great year for us, spearheading the importance of the British honeybee and British honey. With […]

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Celebrating 1 Year of Sustainability, Honey, Bees & CSR

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How to be plastic free and sustainable

I’m no stereotypical eco warrior or shouty environmentalist but we are often asked about just how we managed to go from not even thinking about the plastic we used, or the food we ate, to award-winning organic farm with positive environmental impact at the heart of everything we do. I hope these ideas, based on […]

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AWARD-WINNING ENVIRONMENTAL HONEYBEE FARMER LAUNCHES ‘BEEHIVE TWINNING’

A Lincolnshire business owner and ethical beekeeper has today launched a unique solution to help businesses offset their carbon emissions and boost the environment.  Jez Rose of Bees for Business – recipients of the coveted Green Tourism gold award for their outstanding commitment to sustainability – today launched “Beehive Twinning”, offering the opportunity to twin […]

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Going Carbon-Neutral With Honeybees!

“Go carbon neutral”; “help the environment”; “supercharge your corporate social responsibility (CSR)”; “be green” – organisations and businesses the world over are being encouraged to act, demonstrating their commitment to being more consciously aware of the impact they have on the world we live in. It’s great news for the environment itself, biodiversity and the […]

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Hip Hop Legends “Too Many T’s” Crowdfund For Bee Hives

From our organic farm in sleepy Lincolnshire we never quite thought we’d attract the attention of the incredible hip-hop legends, ‘Too Many T’s’!… Launched to celebrate National Honeybee Day, the duo released a special bee-themed rap, which clocked up over 1,000 views in just 2 days and aims to promote the importance of the bee, whilst […]

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Bees for Business Launches the UK’s Only ‘School of Honey’

We are all so excited to officially launch our brand new, School of Honey. As the UK’s first and only School of Honey, we’ve created the ultimate honey experience here at our award-winning organic farm just 18 minutes from Peterborough in Lincolnshire. Fresh off the back of a double award-winning week, winning a 1 star […]

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Honey – what’s in a name?

The price of British honey is set to rise. Brexit? European economics? Greed? Perhaps none of the obvious are to blame but without a greater public understanding of just how much goes into getting honey to your table, I fear honey may well go the same way as milk. I grew up right next to […]

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Why we should all care about the plight of the honeybee

The recent news that the European Union has agreed to a ban on the use of neonicotinoids, the bee-harming pesticides, is good news for bees and for bee farmers like me.  The announcement, approved by member nations on Friday, is likely to come into force by the end of 2018 and means that bee-harming pesticides […]

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Brexit, Bureaucracy & Bees

Today, the European Parliament are voting on a critical change of law – beekeepers all over Europe are waiting with baited breath to hear the verdict… Today’s vote is about banning the use of neonicotinoids; harmful pesticides that are perfectly legal to use but which have been now proven to cause disruption to honeybees and […]

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