Butcher unveils Plan Bee for store

A butcher’s shop in Wishaw is to start selling honey alongside its meat after it acquired four beehives, which sit next to the shop.

James Chapman Butchers decided to lease the beehives from Plan Bee, because local products have always been important to the business.

“While it wasn’t called sustainability back in 1893, when we first started, being able to trace our products from farm to table has always been our fundamental philosophy,” said director Jamie Chapman.

“With four hives located next to the shop, we will be able to sell more than 100 jars of the highest-quality Wishaw honey directly to our customers.”

Plan Bee is a business that works with some of the largest food producers in the country, from Highland Spring to Kellogg’s and Glengoyne Distillery to help them to manufacture their own high-quality honey for use in their produce, to sell directly to customers, present to clients or sell in gift shops.

The sustainability business, located on the border between Wishaw and Motherwell, leases and manages around 200 hives for clients from Aberdeenshire to Cornwall. Hives are located in idyllic country gardens, iconic Scottish Glens and on busy city centre rooftops.

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