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Creating a buzz

The life of an apprentice bee farmer


My name is Katie and I am the Scottish Bee Company‚Äôs bee farming apprentice! I started working with SBC in March 2018. When I began this role I had no previous experience of working with honey bees. Prior to moving up to Scotland to begin my apprenticeship I had been working in Hertfordshire and London […]

Natural Beeswax Candles

Gifting, Health

Why buy beeswax candles? Beeswax is a natural product that is found in the hive. It is unique as it has a plastic like texture. It is also easily malleable making it easy for the bees to protect themselves from the elements. The antibiotic qualities help fight disease within the hive. Beeswax candles burn cleanly. […]

Banana bread


This recipe is so easy to bake as you can literally throw everything in to your mixing bowl, whizz it up and bake.

Crystallized honey


Some people think that crystallized honey means that the honey has ‘gone off’ and ofter wonder if they can still use it. We explain why crystallized honey is a good thing!  

Christmas gift ideas for foodies


As a bit of a foodie, what better gift than the gift of food and drink!

Honey bees at heart


The Scottish Bee Company has landed and is here to stay.

Why heather trumps manuka


Honey from bees in the Scottish Highlands is as effective, if not more, in treating infections

Nutty, oaty bar


Honey oat bars that pack a a punch in your lunch

Our honeyed oats


This is delicious, served topped with sliced fruit of your choice.

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