Bees! We make
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Welcome to Bees! by Earthy Roots.
Our products are created by bees from our own colonies. Try our locally produced honey and you will love it.



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Process

Time for the bees to have their health check.

Inspection

The bees are inspected every week to ensure that there are no signs of disease and to check that the queen is laying adequately. This is a vital part of beekeeping as it enables them to get to know their bees and their productivity on a week by week basis. It also allows for swarm prevention.

Removing the wax cap to reveal the honey.

Collection

Collection can occur throughout the beekeeping season (June-October) depending on the available food. Bee escapes are used to move the bees away from the frames which store the honey. Once the bees have moved away from the wanted hive section it is taken to be extracted.

Spinning out the honey from the frames.

Extraction

The frames of honey are uncapped by using either a special tool or a knife. Once both sides of a frame are uncapped they are inserted into a honey extractor. The extractor uses centrifugal force to spin the honey from the frames, the honey then settles to the bottom of the extractor.

Filtering out impurities from the honey.

Filtration

The honey is filtered through a double strainer into another storage vessel. This removes any impurities such as small pieces of beeswax and propolis to ensure clarity in the final product. The honey is then either stored or bottled into jars.

Bottling the honey ready for our customers.

Bottling

Once the honey is in the storage vessel, which has a fitted tap, the honey is poured individually into 1lb jars. The jars are then labelled by hand, ready for our customers to enjoy and for sale on our online shop and farmer's markets.

A swarm of bees looking for a new hive.

Swarming

If you want advice on collecting swarms or have a swarm that needs removing please contact us and we will either come and collect the swarm ourselves or contact a local beekeeper on your behalf, please use our contact form.


We believe that bees are essential to a sustainable future.

We believe in a sustainable approach to business.

We believe in creating bee loving habitats.


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About Bees! By Earthy Roots

We have been beekeeping for nearly ten years it is a fulfilling and unpredictable hobby, it involves keeping to a schedule of checking the hives for …

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Where Our Bees Live..

At present the operation is based on a farm in Glatton, near Peterborough. It is a relatively small apiary but there are palns to expand. We are currently …

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Facts About Bees!

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The Hive


Earthy Roots | a little more about us

Earthy Roots is a company bringing together a group of products with a common approach to business. We believe in a sustainable approach to business and showcasing high quality ethical products. Whilst minimising the middle men from the producer to the customer.

Earthy Roots has an agricultural touch as our products are made straight naturally sourced or grown products. We are based in Peterborough and the surrounding area, being mainly rural enables us to find more local produce.

Bees! - This site is dedicated to our beekeeping venture and is designed to help you learn more about bees and what we do to create our products.

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