Staincross Apiaries

Nestled in Staincross, Barnsley, with picturesque views towards Penistone, our family smallholding is a slice of paradise in South Yorkshire. Here, amidst the tranquility, we delve into the hives to reveal the intricate process behind each jar of honey we offer.

Our 40-acre haven is also home to a friendly flock of free-range chickens. My journey with honeybees began in 2006, and since 2012, I’ve been blending my love for bees with my passion for education. Initially managing two hives with my dad, our project blossomed into 40 hives, a testament to our shared enthusiasm and occasional familial debates.

After losing my dad in 2010, I carried on our beekeeping legacy, supported by my mum, who’s become an invaluable part of our beekeeping adventures, especially during extraction. In 2019, we unveiled our bee classroom, excited to share our knowledge and experiences. We invite you to join us for a beekeeping experience day, where we explore the fascinating world of honey bees together. [readΒ our storyΒ here]

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Found a cheeky wasp nest inside a bait hive! Not the customers I was trying to attract!Some Beekeepers pit out bait hives as either an insurance policy to try and catch one of their own swarms or to lure in someone else's swarm! 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
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Nice to get to the BBKA - The British Beekeepers Association Spring Convention this year. They are marking 150 years of supporting British Beekeepers. ... See MoreSee Less
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10 Days of Bee-Friendly Plants!10- Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare)Wild marjoram isn't just a culinary delight; it's a beacon for honey bees, offering abundant nectar. Thriving in dry, well-drained soil and full sun, it's a hardy perennial that'll return each year. Plant wild marjoram to attract bees and share cuttings with your neighbours to spread the love. Together, we can create a thriving ecosystem for our bees. 🐝🌿 #wildmarjorammagic #beesandherbs #communitygardening www.rhs.org.uk/herbs/marjoram/grow-your-own ... See MoreSee Less
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10 Days of Bee-Friendly Plants!9- Echium (Echium vulgare)Echium, or viper's bugloss, is a towering plant that bees adore. It flourishes in well-drained soil under full sun, requiring minimal care once established. Echium's rich nectar is perfect for bees, and its striking appearance for gardens. Plant echium and encourage others to do the same, creating corridors of blue for our bee friends. πŸπŸ’™ #echiumenchantment #beeplantparadise #GrowAndShare www.rhs.org.uk/plants/echium ... See MoreSee Less
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