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Littleover Apiaries started life in the late 1990's as a small Derbyshire honey farm. Tony, the founder, was fanatical about the quality of his honey and the welfare of his bees. This was quickly 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 started to be 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 Spacey is now Chairman of the Littleover Group. Sylwia Mering MGR (magister) is now the Managing Director of Littleover Apiaries Ltd and a member of the board of the Littleover Group. She has a masters degree in marketing from the University of Wyzsza Szkola Administracji I Biznesu, Warsaw and joined the company in 2007, following a successful business career in the food industry back in her native Poland working with among others Zott. We are pleased to announce that Sylwia has extended her family and introduced Nicole to the world and for now Sylwia has decided to continue for the moment as a full time mother and we wish her every happiness.
Over the years Littleover Apiaries have won many, many accolades for their 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 aproval and the jewel in their crown was 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 and in 2008/2009 following two years of very poor honey crops were the only major producer to still able to supply "ALL" their customers with English Honey.
We are as a company researching the relationships between the nine main enzymes present in all good honey and the effects of chemical residue and metal contamination now being found in a lot of cheaper honeys.
We will continue to endeavor to constantly raise the standards and be at the forefront of the British Honey Industry, whilst also committing to put something back into our communities.