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The Gower Honey Co-operative (formerly the West Gower Beekeepers Co-operative) was created by a couple of local bee enthusiasts in the beautiful Gower Peninsula in 2011.

NEWS

See our news page for the latest news on the development of the Coop and its honey extraction facility.

OUR AIMS

We aim to do many things around the promotion of local organic beekeeping and related products, education and awareness and bringing healthy organic bees to the fore. More information about this can be found on our Objectives page.

Getting ready to hive the bees – May 2011

The co-operative had been a discussion point for some time and took root when the cornerstone members, Stefano Luporini and David O’Carroll, set up the co-operative’s first hives and in their first season hived several swarms acquiring a critical mass necessary to drive the co-operative’s initiatives.

We welcome guests and like minded people to our site and hope that you will find some information of interest or value to you here.

Please feel free to ask us a question in our Q&A section or if you would like to find out more about where we are in the process or would like to get involved in the co-operative, please use the form on the Contact Us page.

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Co-operative news

  10.4.14 The Co-op is planning a group purchase of beeswax foundation for BS frames (both deep and shallow. If you are interested in buying some foundation please contact david@gowerhoney.co.uk or complete the order form. We should be able to achieve a discount of 15-25% and make a saving on delivery costs.     8.10.13 Honey …

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Objectives

The Co-operative’s primary aims include: Provide encouragement to people interested in beekeeping either as hobbyists or on a commercial basis; Provide a forum for exchange of knowledge on the local flora, its importance as a source of nectar and pollen for bees; Provide for the selling and marketing of Gower branded honey products (which adhere …

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Knitted bees protecting the honey jar.

Bee proof jars

Knitted bees on Coop jars

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Gower Show 2014

Another great show at the weekend. The Honey Tent was a great attraction especially the SDBKA Bee Experience. It was great to see the excitement a visit to a real hive in a beekeeper’s suit gave to the many children who paid a visit. And they all got a certificate to show their teacher what …

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Busy bee

The colonies at Sant Madoc are thriving. We now have 4 hives in the apiary and there may even be some honey for us. I was interviewed for the Centre’s blog http://stmadoccentre.blogspot.co.uk/ On Monday got home to have a message to go down to National Trust cottage at Whiteford. Got there to find bees buzzing …

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Beeswax Foundation

The Co-op is planning a group purchase of beeswax foundation for BS frames (both deep and shallow). If you are interested in buying some foundation please contact david@gowerhoney.co.uk or complete the order form. We should be able to achieve a discount of 15-25% and make a saving on delivery costs.

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