Visitor Information – Summer 2020

We enjoy some very busy summers with lots of tourists visiting our honey farm, particularly during the school holidays. However because of the COVID 19 pandemic our visitor centre has been closed since March. Our staff have continued to work onsite, this includes beekeepers, production staff and admin staff. Now, despite the easing of lockdown…

Migratory Beekeeping

We have now taken bees to the oil seed rape for 50 years. We cannot avoid this crop because there are so many fields in the Tweed Valley. But we need to take the bees into the fields to get them away from the bitter North Easterly winds that have gone on now for a…

The Beekeeping Season : Spring

Here is beekeeper and Chain Bridge Honey Farm owner Willie Robson looking through the bees in a Spring site close to the Honey Farm. Willie is looking in the brood chamber where the queen has laid eggs which will hatch into young bees. Some of the brood will hatch into drones (males) and some will be…

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Fascinating Bee Facts & Myth Busters

As you can probably guess, we love bees here at Chain Bridge Honey! These clever little creatures, that are so integral to human life, are really pretty amazing, so today we’re going to look at some fascinating bee facts to get you clued up. Aside from having the ability to create multiple products that we…

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Oat Oil: The Surprising Skin Benefits

You may have noticed that there’s an ingredient used over and over in our all natural beauty products, which rightly so might lead you to wonder why. That ingredient is ‘Avena Sativa’, or Oat oil. Oats are a pretty wonderful thing, not just to eat and fill your tum on a cold winter’s morning (although…