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The stunning honey farm shop on a picturesque Sheffield hillside

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Set among the rolling hills of Sheffield is a delightful honey bee farm that supplies the city with fresh, locally produced honey and honey-based goods.

The Sheffield Honey Company, which operates out of its very own honeybee farm in Dungworth, near Stannington, specialises in artisan honey and the ‘very finest’ beeswax products.

Supplying the city with a selection of honey – including blossom, soft set, borage, blueberry, bell heather and ling heather – The Sheffield Honey Company work tirelessly to produce honey that is 100% local.

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And the company has been recognised for its efforts, scooping awards for the quality of its goods – which also include impressive looking beeswax candles.

Honey making can be a slow and arduous process, but the company has reaped the rewards of its efforts as it is now stocked in a huge selection of stores across Sheffield and beyond.

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The Sheffield Honey Company produce limited edition honey as well
The Sheffield Honey Company produce limited edition honey as well

From village shops in the Peak District, to stores in Doncaster and Wakefield – The Sheffield Honey Company is the go-to name for delicious, locally-produced honey.

All the honey comes in the brand’s recognisable hexagonal jars with bright labels and they sell both 113g and 340g jars.

The farm is based in a field in Dungworth, surrounded by rolling hills of green in one of the most stunning parts of rural Sheffield, just a stone’s throw from Stannington.

And the company’s Instagram page is jam (well, honey) packed full of fascinating photographs of the honey-making process, with the busy bees showcased in all their glory.

The bees are busy working around the clock too, now that spring has sprung, ready for the honey to be harvested in early August.

But the beekeepers’ work will not be done when the golden, syrupy delight is harvested – come September, it will be time to feed the bees while they overwinter, getting ready to start the process all over again the following year.

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Contrary to popular belief, honey bees are active for most of the year and you will usually see them out and about from April through to October.

During the cold winter months, bees that have not yet died off will survive the winter by huddling around their queen and eating stored food.

For now though, the little bees are well and truly into the swing of things – collecting nectar from flowers to bring back to their hive.

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Written by: Rother Radio News


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