Bees and Honey

Bees play an extremely important role in conservation and are the major pollinator in ecosystems that contain flowering plants. The organic farm provides an excellent foraging habitat for more than 75 hives of bees who in turn pollinate the species rich wild flower meadows.

We have two beekeepers, Sam and Jarek, who tend to the hives throughout the year and harvest the wonderfully rich Castle Combe honey. We process the honey onsite, with honeyminimal treatment, heating it just enough to extract it from the frames, then filtering it and sealing it in jars.

Our honey is all sold locally through farm shops and village stores, and of course can be found in the Farm Centre in the Museum Building on Castle Combe Hill.