The bees are busy .. foraging on Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Alliums, Wisteria, ….  such a feast … at the vineyard I’ve noticed them at their water bowl, standing on the bobbing corks whilst they sip away.   If you want something stronger than water, come and visit the vineyard …. Open Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm, and now Friday afternoons and evenings.

Made By The Beekeeper

Organic and 100% Natural


Made by the Beekeeper (that’s me!) is the home of awarding winning honey, balms, mead, wax, fudge and lots more!

With apiaries in Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Kent and Devon, over the years, I have produced a range of organic products for body, home and tummy  … and now it’s all available online.    

My range of balms has been formulated and researched over many years, using wax, propolis and honey from my hives, combined with organic oils, butters and essential oils.  Several products won national recognition:  Beauty Bible Awards, Beauty Shortlist Awards and National Honey Show. 

All made by hand, in small batches, for you. 

Hot off the press:  I’m a finalist in the “Free From Awards” … just waiting for final judging. 


Rebecca Beveridge

I am an experienced beekeeper, passionate about bees, believing in gentle, sustainable and organic bee management.  My bees come first – their health and their quality of life and then, their productivity:  honey, wax, propolis, pollen.  I started my journey in Norfolk and I knew my bees were destined for great things, when they featured in Farming Today on Radio 4.   Now, I split my time between Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire, with stints in Kent and Devon in between.   And yes, my bees travelled with me –  it’s quite an exercise.


My colonies are kept in WBCs, (named after the designer William Broughton Carr) the traditional looking hives       associated with beekeeping. When I approach them, for one of the regular inspections, my heart lifts with the beauty of their shape and there is always a tinge of excitement at the opening of the first hive. However, an hour in, and 10 hives later, I have to admit the excitement wanes and I wonder, with my aching back, how much longer it will take!


The complete Beekeeping Experience from April to August.  You enjoy the excitment of opening a hive, during the active beekeeping season. We will carry out a standard inspection to check on the health of the colony, stores, space and evidence of the queen. Handling frames of bees and carrying out any hive manipulations required as a result of the inspection eg: queen marking, adding queen excluders or supers. Perhaps even some frame making. There is always lots to do! 

♦ Beekeeping Experience

♦ Honey Tasting Expereince

♦ Lip Balm Making Workshops

♦ Honey Fermentation

Get In touch

0773 414 4147

Available from 10:00 – 17:00
Monday – Friday


Address New Lodge Vineyard, Earls Barton, Northampton NN6 OHF 


Insta  @madebythebeekeeper