Our honeycomb is direct from our apiaries sited within 3 miles of Salcombe, nectar collected from a broad range of plants located along the shoreline, fields, and woods in and surrounding Salcombe.
Honey is well established since Antiquity as having countless health benefits. Its extremely nutrient dense profile sees it packed with vitamins and antioxidants. The honey our bees produce is as close as you’ll get to the guilt free treat, you’re looking for. Most importantly it does not spoil over time.
Honeycomb is cut straight from the hive and is in its most natural state. The whole comb can be eaten with an indulgent chewy texture, this is about as tasty as it comes. Some of the honeycomb may have cells packed with pollen for additional health benefits.
Honey production in Devon is very weather dependent and the bees need a good mix of sunshine and rain for the flowers to produce the nectar required to make honey. Nectar is stored in the honeycomb and water is evaporated by the bees to produce honey. Bees then place a thin layer of wax over the honey to preserve it. In the extraction process we remove the wax capping’s and spin the honey frames before filtering through a fine steel mesh to remove any bits of wax. The wax is then extracted and used to make our beeswax candles. The welfare of our bees is paramount, we always leave sufficient honey in the beehives after each harvest to support our colonies over the winter months.