We source our honey from more than 5 000 of our own hives across Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Free State, relying on Apis mellifera Scutellata, the African Honey Bee for most of our honey. Honey is extracted from the full hives using a centrifugal honey extractor before being tapped into large setting tanks and allowed to clarify. The honey is then tapped into large barrels and sent to the Peel’s factory for packaging.
Peel’s is an active member of the South African beekeeping community through the South Africa Bee Industry Organisation (SABIO). Craig Campbell, our beekeeper and Managing Director, was also previously the Chairman of the KZN Bee Farmers’ Association.
If you are an established or aspiring beekeeper, please stop by our landmark shop on the Midlands Meander where we sell a variety of beekeeping equipment. If you are a beekeeper looking to sell your honey, please contact us!