Littleover Apiaries started life in the late 1990's as a small Derbyshire honey farm. Tony, the founder, was fanatical about the quality of his honey and the welfare of his bees. This was quickly apparent by the range of his English honeys. The English Honey
company started to take on extra bee Keepers in the year 2001 and the rest as they say is history. Today Littleover Apiaries is one of the major honey producers and packers in Europe and in 2008 started to be truly global company, with contract operations across the globe. We still pride ourselves in being a "family" company, English Honey
with two members of the family still being actively involved with the company. All of our English honey
is cold extracted and cold filtered using only gravity. This is to protect the natural proteins and enzymes and ensure that our honey is as near to the way the bees intended as is possible. Our hives are placed in the central and eastern counties and as far north as the North Yorkshire moors (in order to gather possibly the best heather honey in the world). The bees themselves are Buckfast /Cerocropia. This is a type of bee that is calm and easy to work with they also form prolific colonies and are very resistant to disease and parasites.
To learn more about English Honey
, please visit them at http://www.activeenglishhoney.co.uk