Doug and Jo Horne of Styx Apiaries have over 37 years of experience in beekeeping and honey production, and attribute their success to having a passion for what they do.
Styx exports about 98% of production, that's roughly 140 tonnes, to Europe each season with the remainder sold domestically.
Environmental protection is at the heart of what Doug and Jo do, and even though honey is an extremely sustainable product - they're always looking for ways to minimise waste. As part of this, Styx Apiaries now melt wax remnants which can be used in cosmetics. Doug doesn't use protective gloves - they believe if you're gentle and use minimal smoke, there's no need for protection.