There’s money in the honey

A BEE business is celebrating a £5m turnover after an expansion creating 50 jobs.

Rand-based E H Thorne (Beehives) Ltd secured significant funding for new premises allowing it to expand and create over 50 new jobs at its Rand site. The new jobs have helped meet the increased demand for the company’s products, following a heightened awareness of the plight of the UK’s honeybee population.

E H Thorne is a fourth-generation family-run business, which manufactures and sells beehives, beekeeping equipment and candle-making supplies online, from its stores and through exhibitions at beekeeping shows worldwide.