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Born out of a love of Champagne and Passion for Beekeeping
Northumberland Honey Co Team
Northumberlnd Honey Co was established by husband and wife Luke and Suzie in 2015. Our ethos is to keep bees sustainably and encourage the younger generation into beekeeping. Today we keep over 250 colonies of bees in the Tyne and Irthing Valley, and are one of the UKs largest queen bee breeders, with a focus on breeding the best queen bees for sale to beekeepers throughout the UK.
Our area of expertise is Beekeeping. We produce quality pure honey to the highest standards, in both jars and bulk buckets, and of course our bee equivalent to Champagne, traditional method Sparkling Mead, alongside being one of the UKs largest breeders of UK bred Queen Bees.
Pure Northumberland Honey
Produced by our bees, working Wildflowers, Trees and Heather Moorland. We work closely with landowners and farmers, providing not only a pollination service but also enabling us to produce real, quality, pure honey. Something of a rareity nowadays. If looking for quality, pure raw honey you are in the right place.
The Bee Equivalent of Champange
Sparkling Mead is the bee equivalent of Champagne and Sparkling Wine. Produced using our finest Northumberland Honey and spring water rather than using grapes. Traditional method Sparkling Mead is produced along similar principles to Champagne, taking over 2 years to create a bottle. Each Sparkling Mead is an expression of the different honey the bees produce. Being a working meadery, Northumberland Honey Co undertake all production in Haltwhistle and are the first meadery in the UK to produce a traditional method Sparkling Mead. Sparkling Mead has the potential to be one of the most sustainable alcohols out there. Since starting production in 2016, we have increased bee numbers by around 3,000 with every bottle consumed! Now that's something to raise a glass to!
Bees & Queens
Since 2015 we have been breeding queens and bees in our isolated Northumberland setting. Focusing on two lines of bee. Northumberland Dark Bee and also a Northumberland Buckfast Bee with varroa sensitive and hygienic traits. Sustainability is at the core of what we do. Breeding our own stock of bees that prove resilient, good to work with and adapt to the prevailing conditions.