We are Barnes & Webb

We install and manage beehives across London providing delicious, local honey and all the pleasures of urban beekeeping without any of the hassle*

* No beekeeping experience necessary - we do all the work

Rent Bees

How it works

  • We make a free no obligation visit to make sure there's a suitable place for the bees
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  • Then, usually around April we'll deliver two honey producing hives
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  • You simply sit back and enjoy endless hours of your bees calming hum whilst enjoying your own delicious honey
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What you get

  • 2 hand built cedar wood beehives
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  • 2 colonies of hard working, gentle bees
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  • A percentage of the honey - harvested, bottled, labelled and delivered to your door
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  • 20+ hive visits a year
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  • A yearly, detailed hive report
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  • All the work done by our experienced beekeepers
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  • A chance to watch and learn as the hives are inspected
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  • Comprehensive disease management
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  • Weekly swarm control during the Spring & Summer
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  • A unique way to reconnect with nature
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  • The knowledge that together we're helping the honey bee and caring for our environment

For more detailed information please read our FAQ

Get in touch

To arrange a free site inspection contact us:

hello@barnesandwebb.com or call 020 8050 1757

Adopt Bees

If you don't have space for a hive why not consider one of our adoption plans. We offer a number of different options to cater for everyone and with up to 60,000 bees in a colony, there’s plenty to go around!

Gift pack options include email updates on your bees, a chance to watch and learn as we do the beekeeping and you can even get a plaque with your name on the side of the hive.

Choose a plan to see more

About Us

We're Barnes & Webb - a London based beehive rental company set up in 2013 by Chris Barnes and Paul Webb. We're passionate about bees and urban beekeeping and we've found a way of sharing this experience and the honey with others.

We've been placing hives across the capital building an urban apiary that's not only giving people local honey & pollinated gardens but also giving them a unique way to reconnect with nature.

We're BBKA certified beekeepers, registered with DEFRA and members of both the BBKA and BFA.


hello@barnesandwebb.com or 020 8050 1757

Love bees? Want to learn about beekeeping? Join the Barnes & Webb volunteer team!
Email us to find out more.

The Shop

Our London Postcode Honey is harvested by hand. There’s nothing changed and nothing added. It's simply filtered and jarred. Honey contains active anti-bacterial ingredients that can help the immune system, the heart and build immunity to seasonal allergies such as hay fever. It tastes amazing too!

2016 varieties selling out fast! Order yours today.

Winner - Great Taste Awards 2016 "2 Stars"
Winner - Urban Food Awards 2015 "London's Favourite Honey"
Nominated - YBFS 2015 "Honorary Category"

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