About our bees

About our bees

We started our beekeeping adventure with a colony of bees bought from the annual Pembrokeshire beekeepers auction many summers ago, our first year was a bit of a roller-coaster ride and we made all the mistakes that new beekeepers make, we ended up the season with three colonies and not a great deal of honey!

However bad our first season was our passion was ignited and since that first year we have slowly increased the number of our hives and our beekeeping husbandry skills!

Our bees are a mixture of Native Welsh black bees (Apis mellifera) and Italian bees (Apis mellifera ligustica) living in hives at Treleddyn farm and various sunny nooks around St Davids surrounded by acres of coastal wildflowers. The bees have ample forage on the abundance of wildflowers around the coastline and in the garden and fields round St Davids. The plethora of flora on the St Davids peninsular produces a wonderful light wildflower honey.

One of our newest apiary locations that we are really excited about is Dr Beynons Bug farm. If you are visiting this great attraction see if you can spot our hive. Whilst there you can visit the excellent Grub kitchen where you can indulge in entomophagy or if that is too squeamish enjoy the non-bug based foods and best of all know that if your dish contains any honey its is from the bees just outside!