On average each hive will produce 30-40 lbs of honey each year.
In the late spring and early summer, the trees are some of the main producers of honey, particularly popular is the honey produced by lime trees (of which there are many in Melrose). These trees produce a very clear, pale honey which has a slight minty aftertaste.
My bees are within striking distance of the heather on the Eildon Hills. Heather honey is a very strongly flavoured honey and because it is more difficult to extract, commands a higher price.
My honey is available in local shops in the Borders, but principle outlets are:
4. Main Street Trading, St Boswells
All my honey is now sold out. Come back here in May/June when I hope to have the first of the 2023 season.
When available, honey can be collected from my house (Oakendean Lodge, Melrose, TD6 9HA). Contactless payment can be made by card or bank transfer.