Our Story

‘Our family kept bees in World War II because sugar, along with most things, was rationed and in short supply. Honey was the perfect sugar substitute for the whole family.‘

The founder of Woodstock English Honey – was given his first hive by his father when he was just eight years old. His passion was shared with his growing family, when he had the opportunity to keep bees in the family garden. His children would stand in short trousers in front of a hive entrance noting the different pollens the bees were carrying. Because the children were unafraid and didn’t make sudden movements, they were never stung, much to their mother’s surprise.

With family tradition at the core of our business having kept bees for nearly 100 years, we are proud of the heritage behind Woodstock English Honey – made by bees in the heart of Hertfordshire.