Click on the Video to hear the recent interview with Marlow FM which covers how we started, interesting bee facts as well as some information about our products (note this is audio only)
Forget the glossy website, Chiltern Bee is just me (John) and my bees.
I started bee keeping and my neighbour asked me not to keep them in the garden (allergy) so I put a card in the village shop in Hambleden, a village near Henley, to see if anyone would like bees on their land.
I had folk in Hambleden as well as the surrounding hamlets (Frieth, Skirmett, Fingest) contact me, hives were set-up and “Chiltern Bee” created. I now have hives at seven sites in and around the Hambleden Valley.
It is very much low intensity bee keeping. The most hives I have at any one site is four, many of the hives I’ve made myself, most of the bees I have raised myself, so if you think “Cottage Industry” you’ll not be far from the mark.
Unlike many “commercial” bee set-ups I only keep bees that I have raised myself, open mated in the Chilterns, so supporting our native bee population (many beekeepers import non-UK species). Another difference is that although honey is something we produce (and is delicious!), the real area of interest is beeswax, one of natures most amazing materials....
Click on the below to find out what makes the way we operate different, why many (All?) our products are completely unique and our approach to beekeeping
Following questions/feedback I am looking at hive sponsorship and providing serviced hives to people interested in bees but are not/can't be bee beekeepers. Click on
We produce very low volumes due to the wax we use (see the Further Information page) supplies are VERY limited. But there are four ways you can experience our products; Market Stalls, Local Shops, Massage/Reflexologist Professionals and our online shop.
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Or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking to buy a fairly large number OR you are a shop wanting to stock our products.
FREE STUFF!!! If you find a shop which you feel would be a good Chiltern Bee outlet and introduce us, if they move forward to stock our products we will give you a nice box load of products to say thanks!