Big Enough To Cope, Small Enough To Care
Littleover Apiaries started life in the late 1990’s as a small Derbyshire honey farm. Our founder, Tony Spacey, was fanatical about the quality of his honey and the welfare of his bees. This quickly became apparent by the range of his English honeys. The company started to take on extra bee keepers in the year 2001 and the rest, as they say, is history.
Today Littleover Apiaries is one of the major honey producers and packers in Europe, and in 2008 we started to be a truly global company with contract operations across the globe.
We still pride ourselves in being a “family” company, with two members of the family still being actively involved with the company; Tony is now Chairman of the Littleover Group and likes to keep an eye on what is happening.
Over the years we have won many, many accolades for our honey, including 16 Gold, Silver and Bronze Great Taste Awards, The Taste of Lincolnshire, The Peak district Environmental Quality Mark, Guild of Fine Food Retailers approval and, the jewel in the crown, EFFSIS – the European Food Safety Inspection Standard.
During the 2002 honey crisis, when many others were forced to withdraw products from sale after the government found chemical contamination in some honeys, Littleover Apiaries were totally unaffected. Then in 2008/2009, following two years of very poor honey crops, we were the only major producer to still able to supply “ALL” our customers with English Honey. If you would like to become a distributor of Littleover Honey, then please contact us here.
We will continue to endeavour to constantly raise our standards and be at the forefront of the British Honey Industry, whilst also committing to putting something back into our communities. We currently donate over 10% of our profits to charities all around the world.