Based in the beautiful countryside of the English Cotswolds, with our home apiary in an old fruit orchard, Apples & Pears Apiaries is a small beekeeping business dedicated to making the very best handmade, natural skincare products from the oldest beauty treatments in history - beeswax and honey.
Since much of what you put on your skin is absorbed directly into your bloodstream, we only use ingredients that mix well with the rest of you. This means that absolutely everything that goes into our products is literally good enough to eat. We use absolutely no petroleum-based products, no parabens, no synthetic dyes, no flavourings and no artificial fragrances whatsoever.
As beekeepers, we also ensure that only the best honey and beeswax are used in our products.
We use first quality 'cappings' wax (the thin wax capping which seals the honey into the honeycomb). The wax is slowly warmed and filtered, so as not to destroy its many beneficial properties, and then carefully blended with healing honey, organic cold-pressed plant oils, butters, waxes and extracts.
Landscape and wildlife are at the heart of our business and we never overlook the welfare of our busy workforce...
Our bees are set out in small groups (apiaries) on a mixture of sites: farmland, pasture, alongside ancient hedgerows, in old orchards, woodland and by lakes - locations with plenty of nectar and pollen sources throughout the year, to help maintain strong healthy colonies.