Black Bee Honey

Black Bee Honey is a collective of beekeepers who make single-origin, 100% British honey.

Founders Chris and Paul began beekeeping in 2010 with hives in their back garden and discovered how mind-blowingly delicious honey tasted straight from the hive. They decided to share this discovery with everyone and nurture a British beekeeping community so customers know exactly who made their honey. Their mission is to keep British honey wild as they believe in nature, craftsmanship and community.

Around half a million tons of honey are sold in the UK every year with an environmental cost. Most of the honey in the UK is imported with a mixture of origins. Black Bee Honey only produce 100% British honey and each jar has the name of the beekeeper and the location stamped on it, so it’s fully traceable.

Chris and Paul were saddened to discover the loss of 98% of wildflower meadows across the UK since the 1930’s. These meadows are vital habitats for honey bees and other pollinators as well as being great for sequestering carbon. The duo understood the importance of reinstating this habitat and vowed to make it integral to Black Bee Honey’s mission.

Black Bee Honey are B Corp Certified and a Living Wage Employer. Since 2020 they have given 2% of their turnover to plant and manage wildflower meadows in partnership with the charity Plantlife. This has helped create a circular business model where every jar bought creates wildflower meadows which in turn helps bees to create honey.

The business has achieved various awards such as:

  • Great Taste Award Winner: 1 star and Taste of the West Gold in 2021 for Spring Honey
  • Great Taste Award Winner: 2 stars for Summer Honey and Autumn Honey
  • Great Taste Award Winner: 1 star for Winter Honey!

We’re delighted to have their delicious honey on our shelves and wish them all the best for the future! You can find more about their products below:

Spring Honey


Spring honey is a soft set variety, it’s foraged from rapeseed, hawthorn and plum blossom in Somerset, Yorkshire and Northamptonshire.

Flavour Profile / Tasting Notes

This is a creamy honey with a light, sweet flavour.

Summer Honey


Multi-floral honey sourced during the summer months from apiaries in Somerset, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire.

Flavour Profile / Tasting Notes

Created by bees from a wonderful mix of wildflowers, this honey has a light golden colour, a runny consistency and a wonderfully rich heady, floral flavour.

Autumn Honey


Their British Autumn Honey is made by bees taken onto the moors in August when the Ling Heather is in bloom. Sourced from apiaries in North Yorkshire, the Peak District and Scotland.

Flavour Profile / Tasting Notes

A bold and aromatic honey with a unique thick texture.

Winter Honey


Sourced from apiaries located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire the bees mainly forage on Ivy during early winter.

Flavour Profile / Tasting Notes

Fresh, herbal and lightly menthol flavours with a sweet, ripe finish. Light in colour, but heavyweight in flavour. Ivy honey sets in the jar with a crumbly fudge-like texture. Definitely not a runny honey!