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Welcome to Read Apiaries. If you’re here because of the web site address on a jar of our honey – thank you for your purchase, I hope you enjoy the taste of quality honey from NE Hampshire (UK) beehives.

Like most UK beekeepers (there’s about 44,000 of us) I keep Honey Bees as a fascinating hobby, with any income made from the sale of honey going to help look after my hives and their honeybee colonies.

Graham

You can contact me via email on:
beekeeper@honey-bee.co.uk

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See our facebook page for recent activity with the beehives, honey availability etc

1 week ago

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Still too cold for full inspections, but out checking the hives today (under the current movement restrictions we are allowed to check bees as they are livestock, while still maintaining social distancing). Most of the colonies are getting very low on stores but have made it through the winter. We gave them some top up sugar to tide them over. Roll on spring and the spring flowers. Unfortunately one colony hadn’t made it. ...

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4 months ago

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Thing of making some beeswax wraps and need a pure beeswax block (£1). Or perhaps a few pure beeswax candles (£3 each) for Xmas? Available from my door, made of pure beeswax from Church Crookham bees. ...

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4 months ago

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A home owner contacted Fleet Beekeeper Association to say they just moved in to a house locally and found a beehive on the garage roof and could we help! (Clearly missed by the surveyor!). To be fair it had been covered in a blanket of Japanese vine so very hard to spot. Over two weekends, with fellow association beekeepers, we were able to prepare the colony for removable. With the help of a scaffold tower and lots of gaffa tape to seal holes in the hive, we moved the large colony to a beekeepers garden. ...

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6 months ago

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Well that was popular....thank you to all those who bought a jar (or more!), the summer honey crop is now all sold. I still have plenty of 1oz beeswax bars (useful for making wax wraps for example) and candles for sale. ...

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