Welcome to the online home of the Browston Apiary.
We are Beekeepers located in East Norfolk on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.
- Honey; through local outlets.
- Nucleus Colonies of bees.
- Local Queens - not imported.
- Beeswax; we have small quantities of beeswax available.
All are subject to availability of course! Check the 'Contact Us' page to get in touch (Or there might be something on the News page - click the link is at the bottom of this one for more details).
Despite what you read in the 'papers about bees doing badly, beekeeping is thriving and the number of kept colonies has increased in the UK, although wild colony numbers have been severely depleted due to disease and habitat loss. The reason why the number of hived bees has grown is partly because more people have taken up the craft in recent years and also because we are able to manage disease better. For the moment at least. Worryingly there are threats around the corner from imported pests so we do need to vigilant!
The site contains general information about honeybees and also information for beekeepers:-
- Bees and beekeeping in general
- Honey production
- Queen Rearing.
- Swarm collection
The information specifically for beekeepers is in the Beekeepers' Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. This contains some advice on often asked specific topics of beekeeping practice and will be expanded as time allows.
We hope you enjoy our website.
Note: The site has recently been updated to a new format and some of the links may not work yet. Please be patient as they are worked through or let us know where they don't! Thanks!
News is updated now and again; Click Here
Please note that all photos on this website were taken by us and are copyright of Browston Apiary.