We are honeybee farmers based in Andover and Headley Nr Newbury. We have over 100 honey bee colonies sited in apiaries across Berkshire and Hampshire.
We not only sell our honey and honey bee products but we also sell live bees, mated queens and the associated beekeeping equipment and supplies.
Becky's Bees was born out of a passion we share for bees, even now with over 100 colonies to look after, and the 150+ nucs we raise every year, we still find ourselves fascinated by the bees abilities to adapt and grow in our ever changing climate and environment. I still have my original 2 colonies of honey bees that used to be in my garden (we had to move them due to building work) and my youngest son who is now 11 years old, is always keen to help me during inspections.
We take some of our hives to the New Forest each year so our bees can forage on the heather. This produces, in a good year, a limited amount of beautiful cut comb and at the same time allows our bees to fill up their brood boxes with superb quality food ready for winter. We also put our bees out for pollination contracts, this could be for pollination of farm crops, rapeseed, sanfoin etc or into apple & pear orchards. Please contact us for more information.
We work very hard to keep our bees in good health and disease free, we have earnt our DASH accredition to verify this.
Rob, who I nickname as our Head Bee Keeper, has a huge wealth of knowledge about honey bees and their traits, and he does his best to stay one step ahead of them; now and then the bees get one over on him!
Our honey can be found in delicatessens, farm shops, village shops and health food shops across Hampshire.
We also offer beekeeping experience days and short courses on beekeeping, as well as a bee management service for those who want their own bees and honey but need someone else to look after them.
In addition we can do school visits to give talks about honey bees and the importance of pollination.
Please contact Becky for more information and to book us in, with or without Live bees!!
The Good Life Farm Shop, Winchester https://www.goodlifefarmshop.co.uk
Many Down Farm Shop, Basingstoke http://www.manydownfarmshop.co.uk
Redfields Garden Centre www.redfields-home-garden-living
The Weyhill Farm Shop, Weyhill Road, Andover www.theweyhillfarmshop.co.uk
Dish & Deli, Romsey www.dishdelikitchen.co.uk
Longparish Village Shop
St Marybourne Village Shop
Sparsholt Village Shop
The Gilded Teashop, Lymington http://www.thegildedteapot.com
Village Shop, North Waltham
Rosebourne Garden Centre - Andover http://rosebourne.co.uk
Enham Stores, Enham
You can also find our honey at some Hampshire Cultural Trust venues:
Milestones Museum, Basingstoke www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/milestones-museum
Basing House, Basingstoke www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/basing-house
Winchester City Museum www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/winchester-city-museum
Our honey can also be bought direct from us and online.
For further details please contact me, Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01264 351104 / 07973 423628.
Becky & Rob