Chris Harries started beekeeping back in the mid 1970’s. Little could he have then known that his fascination with 2 hives in the garden, would develop into the successful bee farm of today.
Still largely single-handed, Chris now runs 300 colonies of bees, divided between 20 apiaries. They forage for nectar in the fields and hedgerows of Somerset, including the Quantock and Blackdown hills, Sedgemoor and south Somerset.
During the summer months many hives are moved to take full advantage of the changing nectar flows, including the purple heather of Exmoor, with its distinctive aroma and flavour.
We usually have different varieties of honey available depending on the season and the weather being good for the crops and the bee’s.