Gifts

The Travelling Bee Company occasionally offers seasonal products suitable for special occasions. Here you will find our current seasonal products plus a selection of products suitable to give as a gift at any time of the year.

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Honey

Scottish and North East Honeys

The Travelling Bee Company collects the honey made from our bees at several “apiaries” (sometimes called bee yards where beehives are located). We have strategically placed these beehives in gardens in the city, the countryside and on the hills in rural Scotland and Northumberland. We believe that honey sourced from a wide range of flowers and trees will taste great and make you feel great! And just as important, the bees love the ability to have a wide range of flowers to choose from and it helps to maintain a healthy vibrant beehive.

Honey has been valued as a natural sweetener since ancient times and often referred to as “Nectar of the Gods”. As well as the great natural taste, honey releases sugars into the bloodstream, providing an almost instantaneous supply of energy. It is easy to store, highly nutritious and contains therapeutic and medicinal benefits, some of which we are only just starting to appreciate. Many of the plants that our bees source have antibacterial properties. These properties have been recognised for thousands of years. There is growing debate and support for the use of local honey regarding building our immune system and helping to tackle seasonal allergies such as hay fever.

Honeybees will comfortably travel within a radius of 3 miles from their home. That’s 3 miles in one direction and 3 miles in the other direction. Add that to the number of beehives strategically situated and our, honey and other products contain a huge variation of flowering plants to give a unique taste with added health benefits!

These are just an indication of flowers our bees will have access to:

In the Spring: Snowdrop, Hazel, Crocus, Elm, Gorse, Yew, Willow, Blackthorn, Poplar, Plum, Cherry, Currants, Pear, Crab apple and Dandelion.

Spring and early Summer: Beech, Copper, Bluebell, Sycamore, Horse chestnut, Hawthorn, Oil seed rape, Holly, Elder, Lupin, Broad bean, Field bean, Raspberry, Poppy, Clover, Asparagus, Dogwood and Wild honeysuckle.

Summer and Autumn: Himalayan balsam, Willowherb, Bell heather, Privet, Lime, Nightshade, Knapweed, Hogweed, Onion, Meadowsweet, Field thistle, Evening primrose, Sweet chestnut, Marjoram, Ling heather and Ivy.

Guest Honeys

The Travelling Bee Company has built up a great friendship with like-minded beekeepers from further afield and is proud to be able to source top quality raw unprocessed honeys from Spain, France, Hungary and other hidden secret apiaries that collect the liquid gold.

We are kindly offered samples and the Travelling Bee Company will assess the quality (on a piece of toast!) before we offer it to our customers. You can be sure that the honeys that we source will be extra special!!

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Natural Beeswax Candles

The Travelling Bee Company makes pure 100% hand-rolled beeswax candles.

Experts agree that candles date back to about 3000 BC and the ancient Egyptians. They were a way of extending precious light after sunset.

Today we burn candles in our homes to create an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation and to fill our homes with ambience and fragrance. Beeswax candles are associated with asthmatic and allergy relief because they purify the air unlike normal paraffin candles which pollute the air. Relax and enjoy the gentle flame as it fills your home with the scent of beeswax and honey.

Some safety tips:

  • Warning: To prevent fire and serious injury always keep a burning candle within sight.
  • Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and vibrations.
  • Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.

Burning Instructions:

  • Trim candlewicks to 5mm each time before burning.
  • Keep candle free of any foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings.
  • Be sure the candle-holder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
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Technical Information:

All of our soaps are organic and handmade and all contain added luxurious organic ingredients, raw unprocessed honey, natural beeswax and pure essential oils.

A luxurious soap base.

Ingredients: Glycerin (derived from Organic Vegetable Oils), Aqua (Water), Sodium Palmate (Sustainable Organic Palm) Saponified Oil, Sorbitol, Sodium Cocoate (Organic Coconut) Saponified Oil, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride (Salt), Palm Acid, Coconut Acid, Natural Flower Honey, Lemon Balm, Camomile and Lavender Plants, Lemon Balm, Camomile and Lavender Organic Essential Oils, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate.

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Organic Solid Perfumes

We hand make our solid perfumes using the best quality ingredients including wild flower honey, natural beeswax, organic sweet almond oil, organic shea butter and organic essential oils to make your skin feel great and smell fantastic.

Solid perfumes evolve more slowly on the skin and don’t evaporate as quickly as liquid perfumes. Solid perfumes date back to the Roman Empire and ancient Egypt and are becoming very popular again due to the fact that they are made using more natural ingredients. It's easy to apply, whether you want it on your wrists, behind the ear, on the inner elbow, behind the knee, or even between your toes to freshen up. You can apply it to dry elbows or any other dry skin for deep moisturising combined with a beautiful scent of your choice.

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Orange Flavoured, Organic, Raw and Natural, Honey Lip Balm

Try our very popular lip balm. 100% natural, containing the highest quality ingredients that when combined will nourish, condition and soften your lips. We don’t add any colouring or perfume and we are confident that this natural product will protect your lips from adverse conditions or just give you a well-deserved treat to make you feel great. Our lip balms contain our very own beeswax and wild flower honey from Newcastle, Northumberland and the highlands of Scotland and are enhanced by organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter and organic sweet almond oil.

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Lavender and Lemon Organic Hand Balm

Traditionally, a popular product to rejuvenate hard working hands helping to heal the skin and increase circulation. Our moisturising hand balm is made differently to most hand creams in that its oil based. A combination of the very best ingredients: organic sweet almond oil, organic shea butter, natural beeswax and wild flower honey intensively moisturise your hands leaving them soft and protected. You will be invigorated by the freshness and aromas of lavender and lemon organic essential oils. Hand balms last much longer than hand creams and you only need to apply in very small amounts.

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Peppermint and Pine Organic Foot Treatment

If you are a long distance walker, at work all day or just in need of some foot TLC, try this remarkable foot treatment that has a great freshness of organic peppermint and pine essential oils combined with organic sweet almond oil, organic shea butter, natural beeswax and wild flower honey. The shea butter stimulates the skins’ natural renewal process as it softens even the roughest feet and the olive oil allows skin to breathe because it does not clog the pores but absorbs deeply, softening your skin. The combination of peppermint and pine essential oils serve as an antiseptic and adds an invigorating, fresh scent to keep your feet soft and fresh for hours.

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Hampers

We have put together a selection of our handmade organic and natural products into a handmade fully functional wicker hamper with traditional leather straps. Our hampers are designed to be the perfect present or just a well-deserved treat bursting full of honey-based, hand-made, natural and organic luxury treats.

At the Travelling Bee Company, we know that you know honey is the “bees knees”, full of goodness and so very natural. We keep all of our beekeeping methods as natural as we possibly can. We only harvest what the “girls” can spare.

The following options are available:

  1. The Well-being Natural and Organic Hamper
  2. The Ultimate Honey Hamper.

So what’s inside the Well-being Natural and Organic Hamper!

To eat: Organic walnut halves, drenched in raw acacia honey, harvested from the abundant acacia forests of Northern Hungary

To protect your skin: Lavender and lemon organic honey hand balm, containing pure beeswax and wild flower honey to intensely moisturise your hands.

To protect and nourish your lips: Organic orange and wild flower honey lip balm, made with honey from our North East and Scottish bee hives.

To make you smell nice: Organic vanilla and sandalwood solid perfume, containing organic shea butter and organic cocoa butter. As well as smelling wonderful these perfumes are great for nourishing the skin.

To clean and protect your skin: Organic lemon balm, lavender and chamomile soap containing lemon balm, lavender and chamomile botanic and their organic essential oils. A very natural soap base, certified organic by the Soil Association.

To enhance your room: Natural hand rolled beeswax candle, infused with lavender organic essential oils. Natural beeswax candles give off a very bright light and don’t pollute the air.

To drink: 'Pep-Up’ (supplied by our friends the Quilliam Brothers) A herbal blend with lemongrass, liquorice root, ginger, lemon, peppermint and peppercorns. Exceptionally good as a winter warmer, with a spot of honey (and perhaps a nip of brandy….). Included a small pot of our wild flower honey.

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Gift Ideas

Here is a small selection of The Travelling Bee Company products suitable as gifts at any time.

    • Wild Flower Honey with Honeycomb
    • £5.50
    • From the wilds of Scotland & the North East of England.

      natural & unprocessed

      Harvested from the diverse landscapes of Tyne and Wear to the wilds of Northumberland and the shores of Loch Riddon, Scotland.

      The taste: This is a big chunk of raw unprocessed cut comb straight from the hive immersed into Wild Flower honey. It can be very floral and quite clear depending upon what flowers the bees produce the honey from. A great mix of clover, hedgerow and trees. Can contain a mix of 4 months of nectar from wild flowers.
    • Minimum Weight: 227 grams
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    • Phacelia Honey
    • £5.00
    • From the majestic mountains of Northern Hungary

      natural & unprocessed

      Harvested from the majestic Bükk National Park in Northern Hungary.

      The taste: A nice soft lemony scent and taste. Its colour ranges from light yellow to brown. Subtle and gorgeous. Phacelia Honey is Winnie the Pooh's favourite honey.
    • Minimum Weight: 227 grams
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    • Organic Walnuts in Acacia Honey
    • £6.50
    • From the forests of Hungary.

      natural & unprocessed

      Organic walnut halves covered in raw acacia honey harvested from the abundant acacia forests of Northern Hungary.

      The taste: A very light golden colour, very nearly clear. It can be sweet, light and floral and a firm favourite with organic walnuts. Try this product with a full bodied cheese for a real treat.
    • Minimum Weight: 227 grams
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    • Natural Hand-Rolled Pure Beeswax Candle
    • £4.00
    • Hand Rolled 20cm Pure Beeswax candle infused with Organic Lavender essential oils.

      Colours, textures and burning times will vary because of the very nature of this natural product.
    • Weight: 60 grams
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    • Solid Perfume
    • £4.50
    • Luxurious Handmade Organic Solid Perfume.

      Vanilla and Sandalwood, Organic, Raw and Natural, Honey Solid Perfume.

      Containing raw Scottish Heather Honey, Natural Beeswax, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter and Organic Vanilla and Sandalwood essential oils.
    • Weight: 15 grams
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