Sometimes a day in Leigh’s Bees office is extra special – this was one of them. Birds in full song, a field full of beautiful flowers… and the background noise that sounds like distant road traffic… but is, in fact, Leigh’s Bees flying to and from the hives that you can just see at the edge of the wood, gathering their bounty… July 2019
Disgruntled bees who have become queenless, June 2019
Lydia and her friends working phacelia, June 2019
Bottling the first of this year’s honey harvest – well done girls!
The girls are in bee heaven – Norfolk at her finest
Have you ever wondered how new queens arrive at Honey HQ?
Listen to the queens piping – challenging each other to a duel!
The girls making progress creating extra delicate comb from a starter strip. Not using foundation (https://g.co/kgs/PhiZxi) means that if this comb is ultimately destined to be Borage Cut Comb in Kilner jars or cut comb bricks, the customer only eats what is made by the bees and we know exactly where it came from. April 2019.
Leigh leaves the bees with lots of honey to over winter on (which they rarely work their way through) but very occasionally the weather dictates circumstances when a top up is essential for their well-being – that happened this year because of the fabulous early season weather. Find out more in the video below.
Busy bees Elspeth and Shirley have been working the blackthorn blossom which is currently in full bloom, March 2019.
Oilseed rape is now in flower. Here’s Matilda enjoying the spring sunshine and the bright yellow flowers, March 2019.
Leigh’s Bees working snowdrops in the February sunshine:
… while these are working catkins: