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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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Book a call or email Martin to discuss your needs and requirements, your location and the amazing benefits of owning your very own bees
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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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Sometimes I have to pinch myself… I love what I do so much, sure the weather is crap most of the time and things don’t always go to plan, evidently bees don’t read the same books as we do? But if it was all plain sailing then it would quickly become boring and dull. I genuinely feel lucky to do what I do, making a real difference to the people I keep bees for, helping the bees thrive not just survive and giving back to the beautiful planet we live on, connecting people to it so they care for it…. no two days are ever the same and I love that more than anything. I end this busy week feeling very grateful. #gratitude #bestjobintheworld #livingthedream #sustainability #ourenvironment #teambuilding #csr #employeeengagement #purpose #bcorpuk #biodiversity

Sometimes I have to pinch myself… I love what I do so much, sure the weather is crap most of the time and things don’t always go to plan, evidently bees don’t read the same books as we do? But if it was all plain sailing then it would quickly become boring and dull. I genuinely feel lucky to do what I do, making a real difference to the people I keep bees for, helping the bees thrive not just survive and giving back to the beautiful planet we live on, connecting people to it so they care for it…. no two days are ever the same and I love that more than anything. I end this busy week feeling very grateful. #gratitude #bestjobintheworld #livingthedream #sustainability #ourenvironment #teambuilding #csr #employeeengagement #purpose #bcorpuk #biodiversity ...

World Bee Day - The Day aims to raise awareness on the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development. All bees are important to our beautiful planet and the delicate circle of life. We need to look after these little beauties because without them, we’re literally screwed!!! Whether you have a little bug hotel, or simply a pile of logs that a solitary bumble bee might build a home, or possibly  lucky enough to have a hive, you’re doing something amazing!!! Make sure you always have fresh water and plenty of flowers for them to feed on in the garden, on the balcony or window box… if we all do our bit it can make a big big difference. #worldbeeday #ourenvironment #pollinators #pollination

World Bee Day - The Day aims to raise awareness on the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development. All bees are important to our beautiful planet and the delicate circle of life. We need to look after these little beauties because without them, we’re literally screwed!!! Whether you have a little bug hotel, or simply a pile of logs that a solitary bumble bee might build a home, or possibly lucky enough to have a hive, you’re doing something amazing!!! Make sure you always have fresh water and plenty of flowers for them to feed on in the garden, on the balcony or window box… if we all do our bit it can make a big big difference. #worldbeeday #ourenvironment #pollinators #pollination ...

April you have thrown everything at us this year… wind, rain, hail, sunshine, frost and warmth. You’ve tested us, you always do! It’s no coincidence that the month begins with a Fools’ Day: April can sometimes take us for fools. #april #4seasonsinoneday #sustainability #biodiversity #beekind #ourenvironment #thealmanac

April you have thrown everything at us this year… wind, rain, hail, sunshine, frost and warmth. You’ve tested us, you always do! It’s no coincidence that the month begins with a Fools’ Day: April can sometimes take us for fools. #april #4seasonsinoneday #sustainability #biodiversity #beekind #ourenvironment #thealmanac ...

Suns out Sky’s blue… spring has finally arrived. The busy bees are really starting to get going now!!! They’re busy increasing their colony size to take advantage of the spring flowers that have burst into life in the last few days, long may this weather continue, we’re definitely due a bit of good settled weather. #spring #springsunshine  #beegood #beekind #pollination #csr #employeeengagement #bcorpuk

Suns out Sky’s blue… spring has finally arrived. The busy bees are really starting to get going now!!! They’re busy increasing their colony size to take advantage of the spring flowers that have burst into life in the last few days, long may this weather continue, we’re definitely due a bit of good settled weather. #spring #springsunshine #beegood #beekind #pollination #csr #employeeengagement #bcorpuk ...

This blew my mind yesterday… the wonderful folk @themanor_house have let the daisies create a white carpet of flowers for their bees, beautiful. This used to be daisy and flower free, they’ve made a conscious decision to support their bees and other pollinators surrounding their hotel. Better still they’ve had so many great comments from guests about how beautiful it looks. This really made me smile. #beegood #sustainability #beegarden #pollinators #ourenvironment #employeeengagement #happyguest #fieldtofork

This blew my mind yesterday… the wonderful folk @themanor_house have let the daisies create a white carpet of flowers for their bees, beautiful. This used to be daisy and flower free, they’ve made a conscious decision to support their bees and other pollinators surrounding their hotel. Better still they’ve had so many great comments from guests about how beautiful it looks. This really made me smile. #beegood #sustainability #beegarden #pollinators #ourenvironment #employeeengagement #happyguest #fieldtofork ...

So pleased to get these finished, I’ve been a busy boy! Overwhelmed with anticipation and wonder for the summer ahead, the excitement is fizzing through my veins…. Can’t wait! #domoregood #ourenvironment #beekind #sustainablity #sustainableliving #csr #employeeengagement #happyatwork #bcorpuk #beethechange

So pleased to get these finished, I’ve been a busy boy! Overwhelmed with anticipation and wonder for the summer ahead, the excitement is fizzing through my veins…. Can’t wait! #domoregood #ourenvironment #beekind #sustainablity #sustainableliving #csr #employeeengagement #happyatwork #bcorpuk #beethechange ...

With the wind and rain easing this week, thank the Lord. it’s been great to not rush through the hives and take time to stop and really look at how they’re doing… plenty of pollen and nectar now coming in with more and further foraging flights, queens are really ramping up their egg laying and colonies are all expanding nicely!!! This frame shows exactly that with capped cells, larvae and, if you look closely, eggs! The comb is bright and golden from feeding on dandelions, bees love dandelions!!! They’re also bringing in plenty greenish pollen from hawthorn which is beautiful to see, those hedgerows will be laden with berries come the autumn, the birds will be thankful. The circle of life my friends!!! #biodiversity #sustainability #circleoflife #ourenvironment #hedgerows #beethechange #beekind

With the wind and rain easing this week, thank the Lord. it’s been great to not rush through the hives and take time to stop and really look at how they’re doing… plenty of pollen and nectar now coming in with more and further foraging flights, queens are really ramping up their egg laying and colonies are all expanding nicely!!! This frame shows exactly that with capped cells, larvae and, if you look closely, eggs! The comb is bright and golden from feeding on dandelions, bees love dandelions!!! They’re also bringing in plenty greenish pollen from hawthorn which is beautiful to see, those hedgerows will be laden with berries come the autumn, the birds will be thankful. The circle of life my friends!!! #biodiversity #sustainability #circleoflife #ourenvironment #hedgerows #beethechange #beekind ...

Love working with the guys @theresidenceapartments helping them achieve their sustainable goals for the benefit of us the customer and our beautiful planet. 🙏🏻#domoregood

Love working with the guys @theresidenceapartments helping them achieve their sustainable goals for the benefit of us the customer and our beautiful planet. 🙏🏻#domoregood ...

When the weather permits, currently sleeting? I’m out and about opening the hives removing winter treatments for varroa and rearranging the hives for spring (brood box at the bottom, super on top), this winter has been really tough for the bees due to the excessive wet weather, on the back of the summer which wasn’t great either! This has hindered them getting out and bringing in fresh pollen and ironically fresh water which is vital for their health and existence. Fingers crossed the worst is behind us and April brings some warmth and drier days. #sustainability #beekind #spring #pollinators🐝 #ourenvironmentourresponsibility #csr #employeeengagement

When the weather permits, currently sleeting? I’m out and about opening the hives removing winter treatments for varroa and rearranging the hives for spring (brood box at the bottom, super on top), this winter has been really tough for the bees due to the excessive wet weather, on the back of the summer which wasn’t great either! This has hindered them getting out and bringing in fresh pollen and ironically fresh water which is vital for their health and existence. Fingers crossed the worst is behind us and April brings some warmth and drier days. #sustainability #beekind #spring #pollinators🐝 #ourenvironmentourresponsibility #csr #employeeengagement ...

Today is the spring solstice, a day that represents a sense of rebirth or renewal after a long, dark, slightly chilly and very wet winter… It is the arrival of spring! Oh yes!!! You can literally feel the Earth coming alive again, nature is definitely waking up. I love spring, always full of hope and excitement for the lighter warmer days that await us… #springsolstice #nature #naturewakingup #hope #ourplanet #ourenvironment

Today is the spring solstice, a day that represents a sense of rebirth or renewal after a long, dark, slightly chilly and very wet winter… It is the arrival of spring! Oh yes!!! You can literally feel the Earth coming alive again, nature is definitely waking up. I love spring, always full of hope and excitement for the lighter warmer days that await us… #springsolstice #nature #naturewakingup #hope #ourplanet #ourenvironment ...

International women’s day is a day we recognise the achievements in the ongoing struggle for gender equality, acknowledging progress while recognising the long and winding road ahead… given a hive is made up by 98% woman, there are literally millions of women in my life. Their efforts are truly incredible, collaborative, strategic, focused, warm, tireless, efficient, caring and creative… they make brilliant decisions every single day about the colony , its welfare and existence. We could learn a little from the bees. Ladies I salute you all, support you and stand with you. #iwd #togetherstronger #bettertogether #genderequality

International women’s day is a day we recognise the achievements in the ongoing struggle for gender equality, acknowledging progress while recognising the long and winding road ahead… given a hive is made up by 98% woman, there are literally millions of women in my life. Their efforts are truly incredible, collaborative, strategic, focused, warm, tireless, efficient, caring and creative… they make brilliant decisions every single day about the colony , its welfare and existence. We could learn a little from the bees. Ladies I salute you all, support you and stand with you. #iwd #togetherstronger #bettertogether #genderequality ...

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