About Beehive Yourself
Here at Beehive Yourself, we are big into honeybees! In fact we have two apiaries: one on the Berkshire Downs and the other in the market town of Wantage, in southern Oxfordshire, England.
The Wantage apiary is situated in a suburban garden, a few streets away from Wantage Hospital and the garden centre.
Here, bees benefit from the flora of the gardens and public spaces, as well as the surrounding arable fields.
The Downland apiary is situated on piece of land which is semi-woodland. Here, bees benefit from the agricultural crops, with oil-seed-rape and field bean being the most common.
Beside crops, there are plenty of other flowers for the bees to forage, particularly trees, thistles, brambles and ivy.
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Wantage Honey is a pure, local honey. It is unpasteurised and retains its original pollen. Interestingly, many of our customers tell us that it relieves their hayfever. The bees will have foraged on a variety of flowering plants and trees growing in the Wantage area. Buy here.
Our honey dippers (also known as honey spoons) are made by a Lincolnshire based company. These wooden utensils are the alternative to a metal spoon.
Interstingly, folklore has it that you shouldn’t put a metal spoon in honey, and in the days before stainless steel this makes a lot of sense, because honey is slightly acidic and would corrode metal.
If you would like a dipper to drizzle honey over your food, you can buy here.
Beeswax Balm is a soft cream, that is gentle on the skin. It is made with three ingredients: beeswax, grapeseed oil, and lavender essential oil. As you would expect, the beeswax comes from our hives.
This balms’ biggest attribute is that is effective on dry and cracked skin. Afterall, beeswax is nature’s sealant.
It comes in a very portable 20g pot. Buy here.
Delivery, Collect or Postage
There are four low cost ways to receive your purchases:-
* Choose ‘click and collect’ its free.
* If you live in the OX12 and RG20 postcode areas – choose the free delivery option.
* Or if you live further afield – free shipping on orders over £30.
* In all other cases, the shipping charge is £5.