The Finest Honey are a local honey business aiming to save bees through ethical beekeeping and are now extending their honey range to Salford.

Leigh Sheldon co-founded the company around eight years ago, simply starting as one beehive and a shared interest in bees with his business partner.

Leigh Sheldon, said: “We started considering building a business with the ethos that bees will always come first.

“Our intention was only ever to ensure that we carried out ethical beekeeping and the bees had enough. We agreed to take only the surplus to share with the community.”

The local business are offering 10% off their Salford Honey to those ordering online this month. Apply the code SALFORD10 upon check out.

The Finest Honey have apiaries in Manchester, Lancashire and now Salford. Although the Salford honey is a new addition, prior to the pandemic the local business could be found at the Lowry Farmers Markets.

 

 

Where can you buy The Finest Honey?

The Salford honey can be found on the shelves at the Lowry Theatre gift shop, at the Wandering Palate in Monton and on their website.

Ensuring the highest quality

The local business owner explained: “We don’t treat our honey, we don’t heat it and nothing is added therefore, it’s as natural as possible.

“Many people take honey as a sugar substitute, adding heat to honey could potentially burn the vitamins and nutrients and you might want to take in that form. Therefore, The Finest Honey is the best quality as it’s in its rawest form.”

“Our intention was only ever to ensure that we carried out ethical beekeeping and the bees had enough. We agreed to take only the surplus to share with the community.”

Customers have also praised the locally sourced product for helping improve their hay fever and take the honey regularly.

Those who have tried the different range of honeys have been fascinated by the differences in taste in terms of texture and sweetness.

 

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How you can help save the bees?

Sheldon encourages people to support local businesses, especially during these as many are suffering the repercussions of the pandemic.

In which the business owners have been so generous to offer a 10% discount to those who use the code SALFORD10 which is valid until the end of November.

There are other ways people can help save bees for those who aren’t fans of honey.

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The Finest Honey co-founder added: “Alongside supporting local beekeepers, people can buy bee friendly plants as plants are pollinators.”

Sheldon has offered his guidance to those who are unsure of the best plants to buy and if anyone had any questions surrounding bees to get in touch.

The business is aiming to be back at the local farmers markets next year.

 

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