About Surrey Honey Farm and BeesMAX

Local Fresh Honey

There's truly nothing quite like the satisfaction of knowing that the honey available at our farm shop is both locally sourced and produced with a noble cause. The Surrey Honey Farm supplies our Sedum Farm Shop with their locally made honey, crafted just a stone's throw away from us in Chessington.

On the 14th and 16th of February, Mark will be visiting from 11 am to 2 pm, offering complimentary tastings and sharing intriguing insights into the honey-making process, along with fascinating facts about their production methods.

In the meantime, we have a delightful assortment of fun facts and captivating photos to share from our recent visit to the beekeeping site earlier this week.


BeesMAX engages in commendable work by rehoming and rescuing bees that inhabit trees. On October 31st, BeesMAX installed the initial live colony of bees at the rear of our premises.

Their aim is to organize captivating beekeeping events over time, fostering environmental awareness regarding the natural habitats of honeybees. The honeybees found in gardens and countrysides across the UK originally inhabited hollow trees. Through BeesMAX's efforts in rescuing and relocating them, these bees were subsequently domesticated into the modern beehives we see today.

Their affiliated organization, TreeBeeRescue, also plays a significant role in bee conservation and domestication, making a considerable impact on the cause.

Our staff recently had an enjoyable experience donning beekeeping protective gear and observing the bees up close in their hives. They also gained insights into the honey production process and beekeeping practices.

Do Honeybees work like Sheep?

They employ a smoker to guide and consolidate the bees, a technique likened by Mark from Surrey Honey Farm to herding sheep.

In instances of perceived danger near the hive, a honeybee is dispatched to assess and ensure safety. During the current season, when the bees are in hibernation, it's opportune to inspect the hive as they are less active.

Did you know that a solitary bee generates approximately one tablespoon of honey throughout its entire lifespan? Additionally, they can pollinate up to 1500 flowers in a single day!