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Aecre was created following a chance decision to take a beekeeping course, which resulted in its founder Adam Strawson deciding to keep bees in his back garden, and which in turn eventually led to it becoming much more than just a hobby, his first batch of honey selling out in no time at all. Exchanging the screen-lit world of the software engineer for hives, bees and the great outdoors, Adam set up Aecre in 2017.
Deciding to become a beekeeper will not have come as a surprise to any who know Adam well. As a child, he had grown up curious, a quality encouraged by his grandfather, who as well as teaching him everything he knew about the practical side of life, instilled in him a love for nature. Small wonder, then, that he should have found bees instantly fascinating. He liked their capacity for self-organisation, the craft that is required to keep them, and the fact that they are so vital to the planet.
The honey from Adam’s first hive was raw, pure and delicious. And it was just as good from the second hive, which he set up on land owned by a friendly farmer. Only, it looked and tasted slightly different to the first batch – the result of having been harvested at a different time of the year, and made by bees in and from a different place. Adam liked the difference. It felt more natural, and it was this that formed and continues to form the basis for the way we make our honey today. It’s small batch. It’s harvested from apiaries located in multiple post codes. It’s an unadulterated straight-from-the-hive runny honey.
Today we produce honey harvested from apiaries across Sussex, each of which have their very own flavour profiles. Please do get in touch with us if you would like to learn more. We’re always up for a chat. And if you’d like to order some honey, then either give us a ring or order direct online.