Bee hives

About our Llangattock beekeepers

At Llangattock Apiaries, our beekeepers harvest some of the best honey the Brecon Beacons has to offer.
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About Llangattock Honey

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Local beekeeper

The hives are tended by Llangattock Apiaries’ owner, Anthony Smith, who is a member of the British Beekeepers’ Association, and Bee Farmers’ Association. His fascination with bees is long standing. Anthony first learned about bees when he was living in South Africa, but the bees there are aggressive and difficult to keep. He started his first hive six years ago in the Middle East, before moving to Llangattock in 2002 and establishing Llangattock Apiaries near to the River Usk.  All Anthony’s bees are of the Buckfast breed, which is renowned for its high honey yield and mild temperament.

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Llangattock Natural honey

Anthony says: “Beekeeping is completely natural; the bees are doing what they would in the wild.  The only difference is that we are giving them a home, stopping them from swarming, and harvesting the goodness they produce.”
“The environment here is perfect.  We would like to be able to say our honey is organic, but we can’t follow every bee.  There are no commercial crops grown nearby, though, so there is less chance of harmful pesticides and herbicides, and we don’t add anything to our honey once it is harvested,” Anthony said.

 

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Happy bee hives produce better honey

Anthony has other hives in Monmouthshire and Herefordshire, taking the total to more than 300. He has to check them on a regular basis to ensure the conditions inside are right, and to see whether the wooden frames which bear the honeycomb are full.  When they are, they are spun to extract the honey, which is then strained through a fine gauze into sterile containers ready for sale.

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Testimonials

Professional and friendly service. This has to be the best honey I have ever tasted! I will continue to purchase my honey from Llangattock Apiaries, and will continue to highly recommend this honey to all

Nadine Vale

This is by far the best and freshest honey I have ever tasted! Highly recommended! 5 stars from our household!

Katie Jeffery

The best from Welsh Bees 🐝 👌 😍 👏 and the owner is top, very knowledgable guy

Kim Jones

 
 
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Get a great deal on Llangattock natural honey from our beekeepers here in the Usk Valley

Our Mission Statement

 

We promote a holistic and natural approach to beekeeping.

 

Our goal is to provide our customers with unique beekeeping products and experiences derived from the use of pure and all nature techniques, and ingredients. We endeavour to foster public awareness of the Honey Bee’s plight in modern agriculture through  education 

 

We consider beekeeping and the subsequent honey production and pollination sectors to be renewable and sustainable agribusinesses.

 

We also consider the honey bee to be a keystone species that has a mutualistic relationship in our food supply chain.

Order our raw, unpasteurised honey online or email Llangattock Apiaries at:

info@llangattockapiaries.co.uk