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Delicious Pure Natural English Honey Direct From The Beekeeper
Robert Clare Beekeeper

A big hello and welcome,
I am an old
Essex beekeeper based in the North of Essex near Colchester working in partnership with the local honey bees producing natural pure Essex honey. My honey bee families are located in apiaries in the countryside and orchards around Copford, Marks Tey and Colchester. The honey is unheated cold filtered and non pasteurised. Cold straining the honey means that the original pollen is retained in the honey and straining is only done to remove pieces of honeycomb wax. Honey which is heated above 40C destroys the antioxidants, important enzymes, vitamins and other beneficial attributes of the honey. Heating also affects the the natural aroma and flavour of the honey. I practice sustainable beekeeping as far as possible. My bees are locally adapted and I raise my own queens for my colonies.


Robert Clare Beekeeper

07864 719526 (text or call)

I am sorry but I do not collect swarms. If you follow this link it will take you to the British Beekeepers Association Website page about swarms. https://www.bbka.org.uk/swarm
If you are in the Colchester area you can call 07826 794045. This telephone number will put you in contact with Colchester Beekeepers who may be able to help and advise you.

Spring Oil Seed Rape Field In Copford Essex with Cloud formation above

Oil seed rape fields in Copford Essex

worker honey bee collecting pollen from Malus Asiatic Apple pink blossom springtime

Essex honey worker bee (Flora) heading towards the pollen and nectar

 View of Borage Fields Copford Essex UK

Summer borage fields in Copford Essex

Essex summer borage pure natural honey
Pure natural spring blossom honey

Hay Fever

Oil Seed Rape Field Copford Essex
Bocking Windmill Essex and yellow Oil seed rape field
Woman standing in Oil seed rape field sneezing

Many of my customers have said that using pure local honey through out the year on a regular basis has helped their hay fever symptoms during the allergy season. Try some and see if it helps.


Red Worcester Apples on branch
Avenue of cherry blossom in orchard
ripe plums on branch

Some of the bees I manage are helping to pollinate local fruit growers trees. Pears, apples and cherries being the main varieties. The hives are sited within the orchards ready for spring time blossoms. Everybody benefits.

Bee Friendly

Queen Bee on Comb
Snowdrops in woods
Public Gardens at Bury St Edmunds Summer Flowers

Please plant bee friendly plants in your garden. Early spring flowering plants such as crocus and snowdrops provide early pollen source for the bees. Dandelions are a great resource for bees please leave a patch for them to grow on your lawn. Thanks.

Essex honey worker bee (Trudy) foraging on Ivy flower during the autumn

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