James and Anastasia, beekeepers in the north of England since 2017.
We have a passion for small batch polyfloral raw honey, blended by the bees themselves. Each crop ends up as a unique sample of the flowers available in that specific time and place, because of factors such as seasonality, geography, and weather.
We are based in Crewe, Cheshire, but most of the honey comes from our apiaries in the nearby countryside; currently we have about a dozen hives spread over 3 apiaries. We are not professional full-time beekeepers but are dedicated to this as a hobby.
If you’d like to host a few of our hives on your land and live within our corner of Cheshire, please get in touch. Rent is traditionally paid in honey!
01270 481 671
98 Manor Way
We offset our carbon footprint
We offset 100% of our carbon footprint, both personally and as Crewe Honey, by contributing to woodland creation projects within the UK and we also make a regular contribution to worldwide rainforest protection. Furthermore, our electricity supplier matches our usage with 100% renewable/green sources.
A colony of bees needs inspecting about once a week during spring and early summer. Driving around the countryside tending to bees is therefore an unfortunate consequence of this occupation. We are mindful of the environmental impact of this and try to combine our journeys where possible. The bees are also thankful if we do not disturb them more than is necessary.
It is useful to occupy several apiaries at any one time for several reasons to do with colony management, however it is also worth bearing in mind that an overpopulation of honey bees in any one area is likely to have an adverse effect on wild pollinators. For these reasons, we prefer to spread our colonies across several locations in the local area. We do not practice migratory beekeeping, which alongside environmental concerns, has also been demonstrated to aid the transfer of novel pests and diseases to new regions.
We welcome cryptocurrency payments
If you want to buy honey with Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin Lightning, Monero, Litecoin, Dogecoin etc. you will find these and most of the other usual options through our normal checkout process by selecting “Pay with Cryptocurrency”. If you would like to pay using an alternative cryptocurrency not already enabled such as Nano, Cardano (ADA), Stellar Lumens (XLM) etc. just let us know what you wish to order and how you wish to pay at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do.
Generally speaking, we can fit 2 of the larger jars (340-454g), or 4 of the smaller jars into a basic 2kg shipment – there’ll be plenty of room to fit a few candles in as well. Larger orders are likely to fall into the next shipping band, but you can calculate shipping costs in the basket before activating the checkout.
Parcels are sent by Royal Mail within the UK – although not the cheapest they do provide a good service and, importantly, are willing to carry glass and wax (not all couriers will).
We can not promise a specific delivery day but most parcels do arrive within the target window requested. You are also welcome to arrange a local pickup but please ring ahead to ensure that someone is around and that your order will be ready for collection.
If your item arrives damaged, please let us know by emailing email@example.com so that we can rectify this.
Packaging – reuse or recycle if possible
Parcels are padded and shipped with sustainable recyclable materials such as paper and card whenever possible – we also reuse other materials if they’ve been sent to us in large clean sheets on something we ordered.
Our raw local honey is bottled in glass jars with tinplate steel lids. Glass and steel are both endlessly recyclable and the glass supplier we currently use includes 35% recycled glass in their products, which are made here in the UK. The jars are not designed to be reusable in a commercial fashion but can be reused for your own jam making or kitchen storage. If you can’t find a use for them, put them in the recycling to be melted back down into new objects.
The squeezey bears are made from a recyclable plastic – unfortunately that’s a functional necessity as it does need to be flexible in order to be squeezeable. You could refill the bear with more honey (or something else), but otherwise put these in the recycling too.
Our refunds and returns policy
When you buy goods from a us you have a number of rights, in law, as a consumer. These include the right to claim a refund or replacement where the goods are faulty or misdescribed. If this is the case, or if we have shipped the wrong item, please contact us by one of the methods above or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also have a right to cancel any order that you have made remotely within the UK or EU. This starts from the moment you place your order and ends 14 days from the day that you receive your goods. You must let us know that you wish to cancel your order by emailing us at email@example.com, but you do not need to provide a reason. You may handle the goods as though you were assessing them in a shop, but you must return them within a further 14 days at your own expense. Any goods returned in an unsaleable condition will not be refunded and we will only refund the basic cost of delivery (i.e. equivalent to our slower delivery option).
Outside of the rights described above, we do not offer a refund or exchange service due to the small scale nature of our business.