Green Man Honey is a One-Man Beekeeping Company, based in the beautiful East Riding of Yorkshire.
I am specialised in Sustainable & Historical Beekeeping as well as in Historical Candle Making and Multi-Period Living History Displays.
My Company is selling high-quality Organic Raw Honeys, Handmade Beeswax Candles, Amazing Artisan Honey based Foods and Snacks and many other Bee Products. From different kinds of Honey for your breakfast or to cook and bake with, to delicious Honey-Chutneys and World-Honey-Sweets, you will find a large variety of Honey related things in my webshop. I suggest that you visit my webpage from time to time to keep up to date with all my new products, especially handmade for you. There is also the option to visit my stall at different markets and events in the whole of Britain. As soon as there is news about dates and market locations I will post them in the ‘Markets & Events’ section.
When it comes to harvesting the precious Honey, I always make sure that my bee colonies have more than enough left to stay strong and healthy.
Just the surplus is getting harvested and many of the here offered products are seasonal and strictly limited. I will never compromise the health of my colonies and harvest more than I should. My apiaries are run as sustainable as possible. Bee conservation and sustainability are the fundaments of my way of working with my bees. All my ‘start-up’ bee colonies were sourced from local beekeepers who have the highest standards when it comes to beekeeping. I rear my own queens and build up my own colonies whenever my bees prepare to swarm. More about my Apiaries and Bee Colonies in the ‘Beekeeping’ section.
When you buy my amazing Beeswax Products you can be sure that the Beeswax is 100% sustainable sourced.
I am using Beeswax from my own hives, but I also buy Beeswax from other Beekeepers who run their apiaries with the same sustaitnable standards as I do. A lot of beekeepers do not make candles and sell their Beeswax to companies like mine.
I am very active in Bee Conservation, Sustainable & Natural Beekeeping and Bee Research.
As a Zoologist and Scientist, I am very keen on Bee related Research, especially on the subject of Bee-Diseases, Pest Control and Natural Treatments for Honey Bee Colonies. We must change our view about the role of bees as pollinators and we have to realise that without bees and other pollinator insects, our time as humans on this beautiful planet is running out. Another very sad fact is that we destroy our environment and treat mother nature in a very bad way. Because of that, bees need our help to survive. We should never forget that we are dependant on bees in so many ways. Do you want some more information about Bee related Research and Conservation Beekeeping? Please visit the ‘Beekeeping’ section and select the topics to read more about it!
Historical Beekeeping combined with the re-enactment of different historical periods.
I am also very interested in the historical aspect of Beekeeping, the role of bees in different time periods and the cultural impact of bees on the human race. Bees were always part of the human life and culture. From religious believes to the importance of Honey in medicine. Please feel free to visit the ‘Historical Beekeeping’ section for more information about this very interesting subject.
100% Renewable Energy.
I am not connected to the grid. When it comes to processing my Beeswax and other products, I am using 100% renewable energy. Most of my electricity comes from solar and wind generated energy which I also use in my Off-Grid Caravan. I also use a small generator, run by natural gas.
Memberships and Insurances.
My Apiaries are registered and listed at the National Bee Unit (Animal & Plant Health Agency) and I am a full member of the following organisations and associations.
Beverley Beekeepers Association
BBKA (British Beekeepers Association) www.bbka.org.uk
YBKA (Yorkshire Beekeeping Association) www.ybka.org.uk
IBRA (International Bee Research Association) www.ibrabee.org.uk
BIBBA (Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association) www.bibba.com
HCA (Heritage Crafts Association) www.heritagecrafts.org.uk
As a Beekeeper I am fully insured through the BBKA which includes a £10 million Public Liability insurance, a third party cover for injuries caused by my bees. I am also fully covered by the Bee Disease Insurance.
My Market Stall and Living History Displays are fully insured through the Combined Market Traders Insurance Association (C.M.T.I.A. Ltd) with a £10 million Public Liability and Product Insurance cover.