Our honey farm is on the old land of Grimsdyke steeped in history. The Grim’s Dyke is set in 70 acres of beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands that has a plantation of rare fruit trees and wild flowers. This location is perfect because there are no commercial farms around. This means that chemicals normally used on farms that are harmful to the bees, are not present in our area. Our honey comes from our bees foraging from wild flowers, Comfrey, wild Blackberry bushes and fruit trees. The meadows have attracted wildlife such as Rare muntjack deer, water fowels, Canadian geese, foxes, voles, tawny owls, woodpeckers, great crested newts, mining bees, common toads, hawkmoth, butterflies and bats have been seen regularly. We have even attracted a flock of Parakeets who seemed to have inhabited part of the woodlands. This has happened because we have created the right environment for the wildlife with safe corridors and nesting islands in our ponds giving protection to the birds. We collect logs from local tree surgeons wich is turned into log piles to encourage hibernating animals and insects. We have a regular supply of seeds for our large variety of birds and food for other wildlife to survive at times when there is little in the wild for them to survive. Feel free to drop us an email to come and see our farm as we are always welcoming.
Why Raw Honey?
90% of the honey you buy in the UK is imported, diluted and changed for monetary gain. We’re different.
- We never produce honey from sugar syrup.
- We never use heat extracting methods that kills the live enzymes and nutrients.
- We never add or take anything away from the honey.
- We only buy from small bee keepers from around the British Isles who use the same processes.
We only supply honey from our own Apiary and a handful of small beekeepers that follow our ethics and extraction process. We extract our honey between 95°F and 118°F which is normal hive temperature. This ensures that the honey we produce is always raw, untreated and in its natural form, unaltered from the way it was 3 million years ago.
Unlike regular supermarket honey, our honey contains traces of wax and propolis, imbuing it with natural healing qualities. This process dates back since before the time of ancient Egypt where honey was coveted and seen as precious enough to be gifted to the Gods.