Highland Show Weekend 2020 – the ultimate prize giveaway!! You can be part of Team Hoods Honey for the day! To help us through missing the ‘Highland’ we’re offering 4 lucky people the chance to join us for the day! You can hear about our history, see how we make our own beekeeping equipment, watch and help us pour candles, help packaging skin care and even visit the bees at one of our apiaries! You’ll even get to keep one of the candles you pour! We’ve previously auctioned this for charity and they raised £500 for each person. There are two ways to win, andRead More →

Much of our beekeeping has always been guided by Willie Smith of Innerleithen, Scotland’s greatest ever beekeeper and designer of the hive we use today. We keep records (a notebook) of all our hives and still use the form of ‘shorthand’ he created to save on how much you have to write whilst bees are stinging your hands! One of his notebooks from 1961, given to Dad when he died, shows this (See picutre on right). Top right of the note shows the hive was based at his apiary at Elibank and that the Queen was already clipped- if it said “Clipt Qn” that meansRead More →

This was us first ‘siting’ our lovely bees at the Scottish Parliament. This is a critical part of what we do to ensure the bees wellbeing; – Always facing south, so they stay in the arc of the sun as it moves from East to West during the day. – Sheltered from the prevailing West wind. – Never closer than a metre from each other -early social distancing! – Dotted around, rather than in rows, so it’s easier for them to find their hive, rather than them ‘drifting’ to the first or last hive. – Levelled using a spirit level, with a slight ‘run’ forward,Read More →

Fathers Day Sunday 21st June! We’re making Fathers Day easy for you, with our much loved Gift Service. We’ve had our very own Fathers Day Card designed and printed and even sourced special gift bags for the occasion- these are FREE as part of the service. Order your products, tell us in the ‘NOTES’ section that its a Fathers Day gift and then you have 3 easy options; 1) If you’re a distance away from Dad just use the usual Gift Service process on our website, we’ll gift wrap it, add your message in the card and send it ANYWHERE in the UK. We willRead More →

New product launch! Delighted to give you the first glimpse of our incredible Honey Hot Pepper Jelly and Honey Mustard. Lovingly made and free from any artificial colours, flavouring or preservatives, just the very highest quality ingredients from the heart of Scotland. All refined sugar has been replaced by our very own finest Scottish Honey, so they’re better for you and taste just divine. Hot Pepper Jelly; A wonderful, spicy accompaniment to almost anything including cheese, salmon, burgers and to use as a ready made stir fry sauce. Honey Mustard; Rich and zesty made using the very finest Black and Yellow Mustard seeds, its fantasticRead More →