Beautiful Beekeeping – The Beehive Inn

The "Living Sign" outside The Beehive Inn

The “Living Sign” outside The Beehive Inn

You may enjoy unique honey for tea when you visit The Beehive Inn in Castlegate at Grantham in Lincolnshire, UK.  The honey comes from the Inn’s “living sign” – a beehive.

Since 1830, the beehive has hung in a tree outside the Inn.  Its bees produce an average of 30lbs of honey every year!

beehive inn

A sign on the Inn reads :

” Stop traveller this wondrous sign to explore and say when thou hast view’d it o’er and o’er.

Grantham now two rarities are thine, A lofty steeple and a living sign.”

The lofty steeple is that of St Wulfram’s church, 272ft high, at the end of the street.

11 thoughts on “Beautiful Beekeeping – The Beehive Inn

  1. Sweet! I want to stay there. 🙂

  2. Emily Heath says:

    Amazing! There are quite a few pubs named The Beehive in London, but none of them have bees hanging outside. Wonder how the owners go about getting the honey down.

  3. Azahar says:

    This is a really good read for me. Must admit that you are one of the coolest blogger I ever saw. Thanks for posting this informative article. Regards…… יו יו בניית אתרים .

  4. Those bees are pulling double duty, both as honeymakers and moneymakers!

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