Welcome to V&L Honeymakers
We're a bee business based in North Oxfordshire and our 34 apiary sites are dotted around the Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire countryside. Our Company is called Honeybee Suppliers - this is the name that we use to sell our bees and queens, and our rapidly growing honey production business is called V&L Honeymakers, a brand name and logo we have created especially for our lovely honey. We chose to name our honey business “V&L Honeymakers” as we feel it best reflects whom we are as a couple; Viktor and Lucy, happily married with a great working partnership too! Viktor is the beekeeper and Lucy runs the admin.
We currently run around 700 colonies for honey production. We don’t use chemicals or antibiotics in our bee management programme, as we prefer to farm as holistically as is possible. For prophylactic treatment of Varroah we use approved treatments with no effect on the bees and honey.
We extract our honey on our own premises and though every year is different we are very lucky because our biggest sites of bees (where our workshop is based) is at Brakelands Farm, and here our kindly farmer, Duncan, grows big fields of borage, broad beans flowers, and plants nectar strips of sweet clover, thereby ensuring there is a good crop of delicious mixed flower and speciality honeys every year.
We hope you enjoy your visit to V&L Honeymakers!