Rugby Beekeepers’ Artisan Honey - straight from our hives to your table – 100% pure honey.

Our hobbyist beekeepers house their beehives within the wider Rugby area and their bees forage for nectar within three miles of the colony, so local honey means local.

Our summer months are spent working with the bees - inspecting, nurturing and finally extracting the bees' honey by hand - we keep it simple and pure - we spin the gorgeous golden liquid straight from the comb; gently filter it through a sieve; let it settle and then jar it up - ready to sell or just to taste ourselves!

Our simple, focussed and time dedicated approach to extracting honey means that none of the goodness is lost and this gentle process means there is little damage to the bees, comb or honey. Taste, aroma and health benefits are all encapsulated in one jar – it really is 100% pure honey.

Each jar has a depth of flavour unique to each colony of bees – nothing is added – it’s purely nectar from flowers and plants that the bees find and forage from the surrounding meadows, gardens, farmland and countryside, with a little pollen in for good measure.

Honey has been nature’s sweetener since 2100BC and this gift from nature has been used to tend to wounds in ancient Egyptians’ times, baked as honey cakes and offered as gifts to the gods in ancient Greek times and now more simply you could drizzle it all over a hot buttered crumpet!

As an Association we recommend our local beekeepers consider selling a 1/2 lb of honey for £4 and 1lb for £6; this is merely our guideline as we know their honey is worth it! Rugby Beekeepers exceptional honey is different to the regular honey on the supermarket shelves; you’ll know once you taste it for yourself. 100% pure artisan honey.

Please contact us to find your local beekeeper so you can enjoy local honey.

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  • Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancies
    22 September 2022
    The National Bee Unit currently has a Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancies advertised in:
    • Wales: Whole country, but particularly north and Ceredigion.
    • South West: Whole region
    • West: Avon, Staffordshire, Shropshire
    • East: Norfolk, but particularly north
    • North East: Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire
    • North West: Greater Sheffield area (SW Yorkshire, NW Derbyshire)
    • Central: Northamptonshire, North Buckinghamshire, Hampshire
    • South East: Kent, East Sussex

    If you are interested in applying for these jobs, full details can be found on Civil Service Jobs

    If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the Regional Bee Inspector for the region.
  • Credible sighting of a single Asian hornet near Chelmsford, Essex
    26 August 2022
    National Bee Unit inspectors are carrying out enhanced surveillance near Chelmsford, in response to a compelling report of Asian hornet (Vespa velutina).

    Further information regarding the yellow-legged Asian hornet can be found on Defra's Asian Hornet sightings page and on BeeBase’s Asian hornet page. For media enquiries, please contact the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560

    We ask beekeepers to remain vigilant, record monitoring trap locations on BeeBase by logging in and updating their my apiaries page, report suspected sightings using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for iPhone and Android, or the online reporting form.

  • BeeBase Email Outage
    18 August 2022
    During the period Midday 12th August to Midday 17th August, some automated emails from BeeBase will not have been sent. 

    Therefore, if you did not receive an email when expected please re-submit your request. 

    Some systems affected included:
    • Password reset emails
    • Username reminders

    All emails are now being processed as normal
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