Nicola’s passion for bees all started in her garden in the Cotswolds. Having never stepped foot into the bee-keeping world, one day, she decided to take action on her obsession with bees and bought her very first bee hive.
Since then, she has never looked back.
Nicola nourished them, learnt from them and dedicated her spare time to this first colony. At this point, there was just enough honey to give some jars to friends, with a bit left over for her breakfast. It was delicious. Eventually after perfecting the art, Nicola expanded to 10 hives in her garden.
Soon she realised that the honey stuck to the frames in the hive would go to waste unless she thought of a way to avoid this. One day, sitting in her garden watching her bees, she thought of the idea of soaking the frames in whiskey. After this, she produced the first ever batch of Beeble Honey Whiskey.
Since then we have expanded and currently have 130 hives across Milbury and Marlborough that produce our honey, ready for our honey spirits. There are about 60,000 honey bees in a single colony.
All of our bee hives are looked after by our avid beekeeper Pete. He loves to spend all his spare time looking after our bees, thinking of their every move and planning his days around them, so he can make sure that the bees get all that they need. We are now proud to say that Beeble is responsible for the existence of almost eight million bees in Wiltshire, working hard to make our honey spirits.
Eight Million Bees.
BEES ARE AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO
What is to come
We’re working towards building our own beekeeping school at the home of our hives in Wiltshire. This will enable us to run more courses and progress our mission of spreading awareness about bees and their importance to our ecosystem.