Looking after our bees
The bees are the heart and soul of our business and their welfare always comes first. Honey bees (apis mellifera) are one of the last and least domesticated farmed animals. This can make bees especially challenging to care for; however as beekeepers we relish this challenge.
At Mason Brothers Honey we leave at least 20-30 kg of honey on each hive at the end of the honey flow
(spring-summer period) this means the hives have enough nutritious honey to sustain them through winter.
We also ensure all our beehives are placed in apiaries where the bees have access to a vast array of spring pollen sources eliminating the need for less nutritious artificial substitutes. You can see the health and vibrancy of the hives in many of our photos.