Sustainability

Local honey is environmentally beneficial and totally sustainable

Local honey is sustainable.  It is natural.  It is produced using only local ingredients.  It has a negligible carbon footprint.  The way it is produced has a positive impact on the environment.

Honey helps the countryside.  Bees go from plant to plant, collecting nectar, and also spreading pollen, which plants need to create fertile new seeds. Their relationship with the flowers they feed from is symbiotic, and in some cases absolutely necessary for the plants to reproduce.

Keeping bees is vital for the environment; they are an essential part of our ecosystem, but bee populations are in decline.  Buying local honey supports Llangattock Apiaries, so we can support our bees.

We only take honey from our hives when it is plentiful, and we take care to ensure the conditions in the hive are suitable for healthy bee colonies.  This means they have to be checked daily for hive temperature and general health.

Why buy local honey?

Buying local honey only releases negligible quantities of carbon into the atmosphere, and therefore is excellent for reducing your carbon footprint.  We sell as much of our honey as close to our hives as possible.  This keeps delivery costs and CO2 emissions down.  Most of our honey is sold in bulk or in recyclable glass jars.  Even our labels are produced locally.

If you live close to Llangattock, you can buy jars of our honey in Grenfell’s grocers or Richards Butchers, and you can refill them at Natural Weigh zero waste shop, who stock it in bulk.

Llangattock Honey; all local, all natural.