we exist to give everyone the opportunity to keep their very own honey bees at one of our apiaries (places beehives are kept!) across the UK.
Our team will tend to their everyday needs, leaving you to enjoy your very own honey, visit on Experience Days and take pride in helping us
restore biodiversity across the country.
As pollinators, bees enable our plants and flowers to reproduce and grow. This means they’re absolutely vital to our ecosystem, and without these clever little creatures we wouldn’t have the beautiful, natural environment we enjoy around us.
In the last 50 years, however, the UK has lost almost half of its natural biodiversity, with bee populations one of the species most severely affected. Habitat loss, disease and the use of toxic pesticides has seen a third of the UK’s honey bees lost in that time, with 24% of Europe’s bee species facing extinction. We believe it’s our duty to do everything we can to care for and protect these crucial populations for the good of our environment for generations to come.
Our apiaries are a haven for pollinators, set within acres of diverse countryside so your bees are able to fly freely and do what they do best.
A single honey bee can pollinate up to 1,500 flowers in a single day. Multiply this by the 60,000 bees that make up a typical active hive in the UK. Now consider that your hive is just one of many in that apiary alone, with many more spread across the country, and you’ll start to see the kind of impact you’ll be making.
Martin Knight started keeping bees after reading that local honey could help his daughter’s bad hay fever. More than a decade later, what started with a single hive in his garden became a full-time occupation, and in 2021 Knight’s Beekeeping was born.