Sustainable Scottish honey producers celebrate a bumper crop

Webster Honey in Kinross has had a very successful beekeeping season and now has a bumper honey crop!

The good Summer weather this year, coupled with a mild Autumn, has meant a very successful season for the Scottish honey supplier, which feeds all its profits back into the business and is on a continuing quest to #savethebees.

“We have lots of honey to sell on our website this year, thanks to the fantastic harvest, which is ideal with the festive season coming up,” says founder Daniel Webster.

“We’ve also got Webster Honey into many more farm shops and other stockists.

“Those who were hosting our hives, which include a number of hotels, get the option to buy the honey and use it at breakfast for guests.”

Established in 2015 with just five hives by Daniel Webster and his partner, Emily Kate McDonnell, Webster Honey has grown to become one of Scotland’s premier sustainable Scottish organic honey brands.

It carries out educational programmes with schools and nurseries, runs beekeeping courses, and engages with both businesses and communities through its Adopt a Bee initiative.

Webster Honey has only recently been able to go back into schools and nurseries to carry out its educational programmes which explain to children in an age-appropriate way about the importance of bees to the eco system.

Schools and nurseries also have the option of hosting a hive for a year with Webster Honey beekeeper Meik Molitor coming in to carry out checks on the hives and run the classes with the children.

In the company’s latest effort to #savethebees, it’s celebrating a new partnership with top global malt whisky brand Aberfeldy, in which whisky customers will be able to adopt 12 Webster Honey bees with every bottle purchased at Edinburgh Airport’s World Duty Free Shop until 31 December.

“Bee sponsorship is an effective way to lend support to an industry under constant threat from climate change, pollution, and other issues,” says Daniel.

“It’s something that both businesses and individuals can easily engage with.”

Shop for organic honey and other festive gifts, such as soaps and candles, or sign up to the Adopt a Bee programme from just £4 here.

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