Bee farmer Crispin Reeves has the fine food industry buzzing with excitement at the launch of a new brand of honey.

And every jar of his Haughton Honey that sells will help raise funds for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, to help protect bees and preserve their habitats.

Crispin bottles his honey at Radmore Farm, in Haughton, near Tarporley.

The honey has already found fans among well-known chefs who are using it for curing meat, fish and game, as well as for serving up puddings.

Michelin Star chef Nigel Haworth uses it in recipes on the menu at the nearby Nag’s Head pub.

haughton_runny_honey_front_trimmed_1200pxHaughton Honey is 100% natural and pure, and features traces of dandelion, chestnut, lime, blackberry, clover and other wildflowers.

“Our raw honey comes straight from the hive, is cold extracted and never pasteurised,” said Crispin.

“This means it retains all the natural enzymes and proteins that make English honey so special.

“And of course, every jar is different depending upon where the bees and apiaries are located, what time of year it is and what type of flowers the bees are collecting their nectar and pollen from.

“This is probably the most unadulterated honey you can buy.”

Crispin, who has been bee-keeping for ten years, owns 300 hives.

He is supplementing his supply of honey from apiaries around England – all run by experienced bee-keepers.

Haughton Honey is available from a number of local outlets and online, priced £4.95 for a 340g jar. 5p from every jar sold will be donated to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

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One Comment

  1. StellaWest says:


    I am wondering if you knowledgeable about Bumblebees as well as Honeybees? My neighbour has taken a shed down and unwittingly disturbed a colony of what I have identified as Bombus Terrestris. The queen is still alive and I would like to try and move the remaining bees’ to somewhere suitable but really have no clue how to go about it and would appreciate your help.

    Many thanks

    Stella West

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