Rugby Beekeepers’ Artisan Honey - straight from our hives to your table – 100% pure honey.

Our hobbyist beekeepers house their beehives within the wider Rugby area and their bees forage for nectar within three miles of the colony, so local honey means local.

Our summer months are spent working with the bees - inspecting, nurturing and finally extracting the bees' honey by hand - we keep it simple and pure - we spin the gorgeous golden liquid straight from the comb; gently filter it through a sieve; let it settle and then jar it up - ready to sell or just to taste ourselves!

Our simple, focussed and time dedicated approach to extracting honey means that none of the goodness is lost and this gentle process means there is little damage to the bees, comb or honey. Taste, aroma and health benefits are all encapsulated in one jar – it really is 100% pure honey.

Each jar has a depth of flavour unique to each colony of bees – nothing is added – it’s purely nectar from flowers and plants that the bees find and forage from the surrounding meadows, gardens, farmland and countryside, with a little pollen in for good measure.

Honey has been nature’s sweetener since 2100BC and this gift from nature has been used to tend to wounds in ancient Egyptians’ times, baked as honey cakes and offered as gifts to the gods in ancient Greek times and now more simply you could drizzle it all over a hot buttered crumpet!

As an Association we recommend our local beekeepers consider selling a 1/2 lb of honey for £4 and 1lb for £6; this is merely our guideline as we know their honey is worth it! Rugby Beekeepers exceptional honey is different to the regular honey on the supermarket shelves; you’ll know once you taste it for yourself. 100% pure artisan honey.

Please contact us to find your local beekeeper so you can enjoy local honey.

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  • Starvation and Varroa Alert
    04 December 2020
    Observations from beekeepers and Bee Inspectors across the UK suggest that some colonies of bees are becoming short of food.

    Please monitor your colonies throughout the coming months and feed as required to ensure your bees do not starve. A standard full size British National colony needs between 20-25 kg of stores to successfully overwinter. If they need feeding at this time then fondant should be used. This should be placed above the brood nest so that the bees are able to access it easily.

    For further information, please see the ‘Best Practice Guidance No. 7 - Feeding Bees Sugar’ on the following BeeBase Page: http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageid=167

    It has also been observed that Varroa levels in some hives are starting to increase again. This may be due to a number of factors, but the exceptionally mild weather this autumn has encouraged some colonies to produce more brood than usual which has allowed an increase in mite reproduction.

    Please monitor mite levels and treat accordingly.

    For further information, please see the’ Managing Varroa’ Advisory leaflet on the following BeeBase Page: http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageid=167
  • Julian Parker – Head of APHA’s National Bee Unit.
    23 November 2020
    Following a recent recruitment process Julian Parker has been appointed as Head of the National Bee Unit (NBU) within Defra’s Animal and Plant Health Agency. Within the NBU Julian has previously been Acting Head as well as National Bee Inspector and before that Regional Bee Inspector for Southern and South East Regions. Julian has over 12 years operational experience with the NBU including leading outbreak situations. Julian is also well known in the wider beekeeping community and his expertise is highly respected across Defra and Welsh Government as well as with Bee Health stakeholders. He has also played a key role in the review of the 2020 Healthy Bees Plan and will now play a significant role in delivering the Healthy Bee Plan 2030. Many congratulations Julian.
  • Email issues
    16 November 2020
    If you have sent an email to nbu@apha.gov.uk between the 10th November and the 16th November, due to a system failure your message has not been received. Please resend your messages, we apologise for the inconvenience.