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Delicious Pure Natural English Honey Direct From The Beekeeper

Look forward to some unique delicious natural British honey. Discover the finest quality pure natural locally produced honey from apiaries in the rural countryside and orchards of Essex. Affordable tasty Essex Honey as it exists in the hive and from a traceable English source. Cold filtered and non pasteurised. Buy from the online store and have your order sent or click and collect direct from the beekeeper.

Robert Clare Beekeeper standing in front of a wooden hand made local raw honey white sign. The sign is in the shape of a beehive.

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 tasty, delicious, healthy, natural, and 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 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 36C destroys the antioxidants, important enzymes, vitamins and other beneficial attributes of the honey. Heating also affects 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)

Please Note I am not collecting swarms this year. If you are sure you have a honey bee swarm contact Colchester Beekeepers www.colchesterbeekeepers.org.uk there is information on the website under SWARMS and a telephone number to contact someone who may be able to help you.

Jar of Summer Borage Honey.
Summer runny honey
340g Jar £7.00
Spring and Summer Honey Jars.
Spring and Summer Combo
340g 2 Jars £14.00
Jar of Essex Spring Blossom Honey.
Spring Blossom Soft Set
340g Jar £7.00
Jar of Essex spring blossom honey.
Spring Blossom Honey
340g Jar £7.00


In Essex fields where summer lies,
Beneath the July's radiant skies,
Honeybees with fervent grace,
Flit through flowers in warm embrace.

Amongst the blooms of gold and blue,
Their wings hum soft, a steady crew.
With every sip of nectar sweet,
They craft the honey, pure and neat.

Lavender, clover, and borage fair,
In Essex meadows, scents fill the air.
Honeybees toil from dawn till night,
Turning sunshine into liquid light.

In hives aglow with golden hues,
Their treasure grows, a summer muse.
Each drop of honey, warm and bright,
A testament to their gentle might.

So let us honour their tireless flight,
In Essex fields, from morning light.
For in their dance of summer's bloom,
Honeybees weave nature's tune.

honey bees leaving a hive entrance.

Let's Go ! Essex-Honey worker honey bees leaving the hive to forage for nectar and pollen

Best honey I have ever tasted. And I've tasted a lot. Robert's bees, every one of them, are the best!

Trevor Landsdown (from West Bergholt Essex UK)

Hay Fever

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

Bocking Windmill Essex and yellow Oil seed rape field honey
Oil Seed Rape Field Copford Essex Raw honey


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.

ripe plums on branch Honey Essex
Red Apples

Bee Friendly

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.

Queen Bee on Comb Essex Honey bees beekeeping
Snowdrops in woods Essex Honey
Worker honey bee on Ivy Flower.

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

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