Existing Bee Keeper or Starting your own Hive? We are now taking orders for NUCS available for collection April 2022.
Well simply, at Honey Bee Happy we really do love bees. Bees perform a task that is vital to the survival of agriculture — pollination. In fact, one third of our global food supply is pollinated by bees, so without these amazing but tiny creatures we would struggle to feed ourselves.
The Honey Bee Happy head beekeeper’s passion for bees started at an early age as they have both come from families where their Grandfathers were beekeepers. They shared their passion and knowledge and taught them about the wisdom of the bees. A phrase Rachel’s Grandfather would often be heard saying was that “The bees know best!”
Rachel and her team have taken their passion from Ethical Beekeepers into the Bee Farmers realm by continuing to follow their ancestors down the ethical route. They believe in doing it the traditional way, which is more commonly referred to as ‘ The Artisan Way’. Over the last few years this family business has expanded its Bee population by acquiring more hives.
In the main apiary near Alresford the bees enjoy 5 acres of hedgerows and woodlands.
The host apiaries throughout Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex range from mixture of lavender and wild flower forage, beautiful flora of urban gardens, rural farmland of hedgerows and borage and amazing fruity, sweet orchards. This provides a wide range of different honeys in the spring and the summer from light and fruity to rich, deep and dark.
We support Hart Wildlife Rescue all year around with a donation of 50p from every jar of Honey sold and are putting bee hives on Hart Wildlife property in spring 2021.
HART Wildlife Rescue is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre based in Medstead, near Alton. HART is a registered charity and is Hampshire’s largest wildlife rescue centre, rescuing over 3600 animals per year, with these numbers rising annually. We rely on the support of organisations such as honeybee happy to allow us to continue carrying out our vital work.