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. [read our story here]

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These look sweet!Honey jars with bees£18 each ... See MoreSee Less
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I had the pleasure of visiting Clare and Martin at Buckfast Abbey yesterday. A beautiful and idyllic setting. Clare was experimenting with coloured syrup in the observation hive to see how the bees move around stores in response to incoming nectar sources. Another experiment is the foundation-less frames using a plywood insert to allow the bees to choose the comb that they draw. If you are down there, a trip to Buckfast Abbey might be just the tonic! www.buckfast.org.uk/bees/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy World Bee Day! ... See MoreSee Less
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AFB in Barnsley. Beekeepers must protect themselves by being registered on BeeBase. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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