We founded The Scottish Bee Company back in 2017 after long discussions about what we could do to help the environment. We always wanted to run a business that was socially and environmentally responsible and the more we read about the decline in bee numbers, the more we felt we needed to do something.
We started off by giving bees to beefarmers across Scotland in order to help them as there was no funding available to beefarmers. We increased bee numbers by 23 million but quickly learned that there many more types of pollinators that needed our help.
This led us to starting our sister charity, Repollinate.org.uk. 10p from every unit sold goes to this charity that aims to increase pollination through education programmes and wildflower projects.
Since then we have achieved multiple awards for our honey, have gained the first ever BSI Kitemark for food provenance and are working hard to tackle the problem of honey fraud around the world.
We will always be a business with the environment and people in mind. We pay a living wage and have flexible working hours. We only use recycled or recyclable packaging. We source ethical honey, beeswax and scents and we always strive to learn more and be our best in all of these areas.
Thank you for visiting our site, it means the absolute world to us and we are unbelievably grateful.
Suzie and Iain Millar
Today, The Scottish Bee Company has over 500 hives equating to around 25 million bees at the height of summer! Here is the link to our sister charity - www.repollinate.org.uk that aims to protect all types of pollinators through wildflowers spaces and education programmes. 10p from every jar of honey purchased is donated to Repollinate.
There are many positive reasons to support The Scottish Bee Company but just in case you need help to see what we are really passionate about then here are a few reasons to get involved:
We are committed to our social responsibility and are working with local bee farmers to grow the bee farming industry in Scotland. With an urgent need for more bee farmers to meet the demand for Scottish honey, we are keen to support and develop new talent within the industry. Interested in bee farming? Get in touch.
The Scottish Bee Company utilise the best hives for the welfare of all our bees. Our hives are specially designed to nurture the bee population and specifically for keeping them safe during the cold Scottish winter months.
The Queen bee can lay 1,500 — 2,000 eggs per day, which is more than her own body weight in eggs, every day.
She lays 200,000 eggs per year making a colony of up to 60,000 bees at the height of summer!