Suzie & Iain Millar founded The Scottish Bee Company in 2017 after long discussions about what they 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. 10p from every unit sold goes to this charity that aims to increase pollination through education programmes and wildflower projects.
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.
We are progressing to be much more of a Scottish Larder focusing on slow food and regenerative farming. The ingredients we use at The Scottish Bee Company are deeply connected to the soil, climate and environment that create them.
Thank you for visiting our site, it means the absolute world to us and we are unbelievably grateful.
Suzie and Iain Millar