Tay Bees and Honey was established to harvest the delightfully flavoursome honey to be had in Fife and Tayside, around the Tay and the Earn. The bees also enjoy their late summer holidays in the Angus glens where they bring in yet more bottled sunshine to keep us all going for the rest of the year. You can buy it in the jar with soft set and liquid varieties available as well as – in the right season – as nature intended, in the comb. This year our supply of heather in the comb might last through to the new season.
Buy (or visit a market stall) and you can point a smartphone at the QR code on the labels and learn more about where that particular harvest came from.
Where have all the native honey bees gone? Most areas now have honeybees which have hybridised with imported strains, but a small group of enthusiasts are starting to bring them back. Check out the progress we and others have been making with a new bee society for enthusiasts of the native honey bee.
My apiaries are on country estates and farms around both sides of the Tay estuary and the Earn. The wonderful Jim built a honey house in Fife which is now commissioned to get the show properly on the road.
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Our markets include Louise’s Artisan Fridays, a big success bringing life to the High Street in Kirkcaldy. The honey stall is currently there on the second Friday of the month. You can also catch the wonderful goodness harvested by the bees at Stockbridge Market in Edinburgh on the third Sunday of the month. We are often at the Montrose market on the first Saturday of the month and are very keen to become a regular at the Angus Farmers Markets at both Forfar and Montrose.
Upcoming markets: Kirkcaldy – Friday 11th March for the next Artisan Fridays market, Edinburgh – Stockbridge on Sunday 20th March. We’ll likely have a supply of heather cut comb as well as a range of honey in jars.
We do love our trips to Edinburgh 🙂