Honey bees provide a number of materials that are useful in our everyday lives. At Brightwell Bees, we not only gather honey, but also make use of the beeswax. All our honey is local, and comes from our own hives in Oxfordshire and West Berkshire. We extract spring honey from the comb in May, and again during late July for summer honey. Our honey is available as both clear "runny" honey and soft set forms, however if you want to find out more about the differences (or not) between runny and set honey read more here.
Our beeswax comes principally from the wax cell cappings which is produced when we uncap honey frames before honey extraction. Beeswax has a multitude of uses, and whilst it is frequently used to make fine candles, it is also widely used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and wood furniture polish.
Find out more about our products below or via the links to the left.
Some of our local Oxfordshire hives
Where to buy...
Find out where to buy honey and other products from our hives in Oxfordshire and Berkshire here.
We have set honey, clear honey and comb honey.
Standard jars or attractive calico gift packaging.
Handy 30g (1oz) each. They have a multitude of uses.
Beeswax candles are available in a variety of shapes and sizes providing a lovely honeycomb scent.
Beeswax polish to give your wooden furniture an extra sheen.
Raw pure strained beeswax avaliable by the kilo
Steve Moll, Brightwell Bees beekeeper offers talks for groups.
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