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At Knight’s Beekeeping

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.

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How it works

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You choose the plan that’s right for you.
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We build your hives, raise your bees and take care of their every need.
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Visit your bees on Experience Days, enjoy your very own honey and keep up-to-date with everything going on at your apiary!
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Why are bees so important?

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 bee populations for the good of our environment for generations to come.

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What are we doing to help them?

Our mission is to protect and restore honey bee populations, creating an interconnected network of flourishing apiaries across the country to pollinate the whole of the UK.

When you buy a beehive with us, you become part of a nationwide community working together to regenerate our country’s biodiversity.

We’re more than just a carbon offsetting programme designed to tick off businesses’ corporate social responsibility targets. We’re about creating real change and making a tangible difference to our environment that you can see, hear and feel all around you. But don’t just take our word for it, read this article on Helping Mission: Net Zero Achieve Carbon Neutrality In Hospitality for more information.

Our apiaries

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.

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Meet the founder Martin Knight

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.

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“We’re incredibly proud to have bees on our farm, working alongside nature to keep the soil healthy and wildlife buzzing.”
“Seeing bees at The Wave makes me hopeful that we can rebuild our natural environment.”
“The importance of nature and protecting beauty in everyday living is incredibly important to our business. We strive to continue to do good.”
“Knight’s Beekeeping has given us a wonderful additional experience and asset to the hotel for both our guests and our teams.”
“Martin is brilliant! From his vast knowledge of all things bees and honey, to his kind nature and patience, I can’t recommend Knight’s Beekeeping highly enough”
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Want to improve your organisation’s sustainability programme and make a real difference? Now’s the best time of year to let us organise and set up your hives!

Bees pollinate flowers, trees, crops and hedgerows from early spring, through the summer and into autumn. Setting up and introducing your hives in March gives your bees plenty of time to forage for food and build up their stores, ensuring they’re stronger and better prepared for the long winter ahead. Plus, if they’ve made plenty and have an abundance of flavoursome honey, we can harvest the surplus for you to enjoy!

Sounding good? Find your perfect plan on our website, or get in touch to discuss bespoke options 🐝

Want to improve your organisation’s sustainability programme and make a real difference? Now’s the best time of year to let us organise and set up your hives!

Bees pollinate flowers, trees, crops and hedgerows from early spring, through the summer and into autumn. Setting up and introducing your hives in March gives your bees plenty of time to forage for food and build up their stores, ensuring they’re stronger and better prepared for the long winter ahead. Plus, if they’ve made plenty and have an abundance of flavoursome honey, we can harvest the surplus for you to enjoy!

Sounding good? Find your perfect plan on our website, or get in touch to discuss bespoke options 🐝
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Happy Valentine’s Day! 💗

Did you know St. Valentine is also the patron saint of beekeepers? 

Legend has it that St. Valentine had great love for the beautiful and amazing creatures and kept bees himself. Beekeepers around the world now leave honey and wax candles at his altar hoping to keep their bees thriving and their honey sweet 🐝

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💗

Did you know St. Valentine is also the patron saint of beekeepers?

Legend has it that St. Valentine had great love for the beautiful and amazing creatures and kept bees himself. Beekeepers around the world now leave honey and wax candles at his altar hoping to keep their bees thriving and their honey sweet 🐝
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Busy day out and about visiting the hives at various locations today… feel very lucky to be outside on such a beautiful day!!! Won’t be long before we can get you all in suits and opening up the hives together once again, can’t wait!!! #happydays #sustainableliving #beethechange #bcorpuk #csr #employeeengagement #employeewellbeing #fieldtofork #beekind

Busy day out and about visiting the hives at various locations today… feel very lucky to be outside on such a beautiful day!!! Won’t be long before we can get you all in suits and opening up the hives together once again, can’t wait!!! #happydays #sustainableliving #beethechange #bcorpuk #csr #employeeengagement #employeewellbeing #fieldtofork #beekind ...

Protecting biodiversity isn’t just important for our planet – it can make all the difference for your business too.

Here’s what our friends at @simshilditch had to say about being part of the Knight’s Beekeeping community. 🙌

Want to learn more about our mission to pollinate the UK and restore our biodiversity? Head to our website via the link in our bio and explore our plans today!

Protecting biodiversity isn’t just important for our planet – it can make all the difference for your business too.

Here’s what our friends at @simshilditch had to say about being part of the Knight’s Beekeeping community. 🙌

Want to learn more about our mission to pollinate the UK and restore our biodiversity? Head to our website via the link in our bio and explore our plans today!
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A lovely day in the city of Bath today!!! Nice to get out and check in on some of the hives today, these little beauties are lucky enough to live at the wonderful @bathspahotel lucky things… a few bees were starting to venture out in this winter sun, grabbing some much needed  fresh water and checking to see if the snow drops are in flower… #notlongnow #urbanhives #nearlyspring #sustainability #sustainablebath #ourenvironment

A lovely day in the city of Bath today!!! Nice to get out and check in on some of the hives today, these little beauties are lucky enough to live at the wonderful @bathspahotel lucky things… a few bees were starting to venture out in this winter sun, grabbing some much needed fresh water and checking to see if the snow drops are in flower… #notlongnow #urbanhives #nearlyspring #sustainability #sustainablebath #ourenvironment ...

Last month, Martin and Amy were invited by the Royal Agricultural University to deliver a workshop to students, as part of their module on Climate Change and Natural Resource Challenges, led by Patricia Mathabe. 🌍

In the session, we explored climate change’s impact on pollinators like the honey bee and how changes in weather systems are affecting colonies, crops and the synergy between them, leading to increased threat to food security.
Thank you to all who attended for sparking some fantastic discussions and to RAU for having us down! 🙌

Want to join us on our mission to restore biodiversity across the UK? Find out how owning bees with Knight’s Beekeeping can make a difference today via the link in our bio!

Last month, Martin and Amy were invited by the Royal Agricultural University to deliver a workshop to students, as part of their module on Climate Change and Natural Resource Challenges, led by Patricia Mathabe. 🌍

In the session, we explored climate change’s impact on pollinators like the honey bee and how changes in weather systems are affecting colonies, crops and the synergy between them, leading to increased threat to food security.
Thank you to all who attended for sparking some fantastic discussions and to RAU for having us down! 🙌

Want to join us on our mission to restore biodiversity across the UK? Find out how owning bees with Knight’s Beekeeping can make a difference today via the link in our bio!
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With honey bees mostly staying inside the hive over winter, what do we do to take care of them? 👀

At Knight’s Beekeeping, we do everything we can to keep your bees warm and safe during the colder months, be it ensuring they have plenty of honey to feed on or keeping them dry and insulated amid high winds or flooding.

One of the biggest threats to honey bees is the Varroa mite, a parasite that feeds on the bee and has been found to wipe out 95-100% of unmanaged honey bees within four years of infestation. 

We protect our hives by inserting medicinal strips on frames, which the bees walk on. This ensure they safely get through the season. 

Interested in having bees you can call your own? With us, you can keep your hive on one of our fully-managed apiaries in the countryside and let us handle the day-to-day – find your perfect plan today via the link in our bio! 😊

With honey bees mostly staying inside the hive over winter, what do we do to take care of them? 👀

At Knight’s Beekeeping, we do everything we can to keep your bees warm and safe during the colder months, be it ensuring they have plenty of honey to feed on or keeping them dry and insulated amid high winds or flooding.

One of the biggest threats to honey bees is the Varroa mite, a parasite that feeds on the bee and has been found to wipe out 95-100% of unmanaged honey bees within four years of infestation.

We protect our hives by inserting medicinal strips on frames, which the bees walk on. This ensure they safely get through the season.

Interested in having bees you can call your own? With us, you can keep your hive on one of our fully-managed apiaries in the countryside and let us handle the day-to-day – find your perfect plan today via the link in our bio! 😊
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Suns out!!! Whilst it’s still freezing outside, the sun fills me with optimism that spring is just round the corner. Busy cleaning, scrubbing and repairing these honey supers, getting ready for spring when they will all start to go back on the hives. These are always a symbol of excitement, potential, and optimism that this year will be incredible. It’s supposed to be #bluemonday today… Couldn’t be further from it!!! #bringiton #optimistic #lookingforward #letsdothis #sustainability #ourenvironment #bcoprp #employeeengagement #fieldtofork #livingbetterstartshere™️

Suns out!!! Whilst it’s still freezing outside, the sun fills me with optimism that spring is just round the corner. Busy cleaning, scrubbing and repairing these honey supers, getting ready for spring when they will all start to go back on the hives. These are always a symbol of excitement, potential, and optimism that this year will be incredible. It’s supposed to be #bluemonday today… Couldn’t be further from it!!! #bringiton #optimistic #lookingforward #letsdothis #sustainability #ourenvironment #bcoprp #employeeengagement #fieldtofork #livingbetterstartshere™️ ...

2023 has been a busy and positive year at Knight’s Beekeeping.🐝

From welcoming new clients and building new apiaries to sharing our knowledge and story on the radio and in university lectures, we’re excited to go into 2024 bigger and better than ever! 🙌

A big thank you to every one of our brilliant clients for helping us make a real difference to our planet – we can’t wait for another great year ahead!

2023 has been a busy and positive year at Knight’s Beekeeping.🐝

From welcoming new clients and building new apiaries to sharing our knowledge and story on the radio and in university lectures, we’re excited to go into 2024 bigger and better than ever! 🙌

A big thank you to every one of our brilliant clients for helping us make a real difference to our planet – we can’t wait for another great year ahead!
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