Nearly all the honey we buy is from abroad, with a staggering 40% from China. The majority of honey in our shops is filled with a blend of different imported honeys designed to keep the flavour constant from jar to jar. It’s a bland honey and hides all that’s amazing about it. Hive & Keeper is on a mission to change this.
The number of bee hives in the UK is down 18% from 2014 to 2016, and we're predicted to loose 6,000 beekeepers between 2017-19.
Hive & Keeper are supporting numerous British beekeepers by:
This is where we got the facts from: The European Commission Agriculture and Rural Affairs 'beekeeping and honey' and their report 'EU honey Market Situation in 2017'.