The Bees

The 24 beehives help the sustanability of our delicate environment.


The 24 hives are situated on the nearby hillside of the Manor's valley and woodland.

The bee colonies not only help the surrounding crop production by improving pollination, but they also give the added bonus of providing an abundance of beautifully scented honey for the hotel's year round requirements.

The honey's unique scent and flavour is derived predominately from gorse that grows in abundance around the hives. A overwhelming floral sweet flavour is balanced with a hint of spice. This precious honey is best tasted in its raw state and makes the perfect breakfast accompaniment.

Bees and other pollinating insects play an essential role in ecosystems. A third of all our food depends on their pollination. A world without pollinators would be devastating for food production.

Maybe only a drop in the ocean, but Longueville Manor is doing all it can to help save the planet. The home-grown "New Leaf" initiative is the driving force in spearheading sustainable strategies both on and off the property.