The inspiration for Just Bee came one sunny day in my Dad’s garden, with the family bees buzzing in their hives. We mixed up spring water, fruit juices & a drop of pure honey – it was the perfect refreshing drink! Here at Just Bee, we think honey’s a great natural alternative to using refined sugars or artificial sweeteners…oh, and it’s believed to have all sorts of positive benefits too!
Joe, Just Bee Co-Founder
Meet some of our beekeepers…past & present
Our honey, comes from nectar collected in meadows, gardens, trees and farmland and has traces of dandelion, hawthorn, chestnut, lime and other assorted wild flowers. This produces a mild and mellow flavour. Just Bee honey is a special blend collected from beekeepers across Britain and Europe…
Osborne – Joe’s Grandad
As well as a keen beekeeper, Osborne kept ponies, sheep and hens in County Down, Northern Ireland. Sadly, he’s no longer with us, but the inspiration for Just Bee will always be be traced back to this great lover of animals and nature! (We love his old-school beekeeping veil in this photo!)
‘Pa Harper’ – Joe’s Dad
Pa Harper has kept bees since retirement and Just Bee was developed using honey fresh from his beehives in Lancashire. These days, his bees can’t keep up with demand for Just Bee so we’ve drafted in help from our beekeeper friends (see below). You can find Pa Harper’s musings about all things bees and honey in our blog.
Scott – Founder of hilltop honey
hilltop honey was founded when Scott began keeping bees in the garden of his parents house in mid Wales in the summer of 2011 and started jarring his own honey. We are very pleased to be supplied by hilltop honey and their raw British wildflower honey. You can buy direct from hilltop honey’s website.