About The Honey Bee Dispensary
The Honey Bee Dispensary is associated with Leigh’s Bees Limited – a long established provider of delicious natural English honey, with outlets across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire.
We source all our active honey through Leigh’s Bees Limited, capitalising on the expertise of Bee Keeper Leigh Goodsell whose specialist knowledge enables the placement of hives in areas where the bees have access to flowers yielding particularly active honey.
The Honey Bee Dispensary is the only company, bar Leigh’s Bees Limited, with access to this valuable resource.
In these ever more challenging times, our aim is to raise awareness of the benefits of this wonderful, natural product, and of the global importance of the humble honey bee – not just to produce a topping for your toast, or honey with antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties, but as a key player in worldwide food production.
Without bees, farming would be decimated.
BBC: “If you look at the plate of food on your dinner table, bees have played their part either pollinating the many vegetables and fruits we eat directly, or pollinating the food for the animals that we then consume. And that’s not all bees do for us – honey and wax are two other important products that come courtesy of bees.
“But honey bees are disappearing globally at an alarming rate due to pesticides, parasites, disease and habitat loss. If these little insects that help provide so much of the food we eat were to vanish, what would we do without them…”
BASF Agricultural Solutions UK: “Wild bees and honey bees play an important role in the UK with some 85% of the apple crop and 45% of the strawberry crop relying on them for pollination services. Without the help of the bees, yields of these two high value crops would significantly decrease.
“It has been estimated that insect pollination contributes £630 million per year to the UK economy, and around £150 billion per year globally.”
FAO: “Pollinators affect 35 percent of global agricultural land, supporting the production of 87 of the leading food crops worldwide.
“Safeguarding bees safeguards biodiversity: the vast majority of pollinators are wild, including over 20,000 species of bees.”