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Busy Bees at Ransom Wood

Here at Ransomwood we have ten beehives which are home to our own busy bees. During the Winter there are up to 10,000 bees in each hive and during the Summer months this increases to around 60,000 bees per hive!!

Whether spread on toast or creating the perfect marriage of flavours in cakes, glazes or sauces, honey is one of nature’s finest and most versatile ingredients.

Honey is a high carbohydrate sugar produced by honey bees from flower nectar. The bees consume the nectar from flowers, digest it and store it. The honey isn’t simply raw flower nectar but has interacted with the bees’ enzymes to produce its distinctive flavours.

The bees store honey in honeycomb within their hives – depositing it in wax cells that they then ‘seal off’. It’s then collected by beekeepers and processed for us to enjoy. Honey is a stored food source for the bees which they can return to whenever they need it, particularly in colder months when flowers aren’t in bloom and their food is more scarce.

Once the bees have done the hard work to produce the honey the honeycombs are collected by beekeepers.

The honey is taken from the comb and then filtered to remove any remaining honeycomb or other debris. After this stage, the honey may then be pasteurized or heat-treated to kill off any bacteria, in much the same way and for similar reasons to how milk is pasteurized. Liquid honey is the form of honey that results from the extraction and filtration process. It’s the most common form of honey you’re likely to find on supermarket shelves.

How the honey tastes depends on what the bees producing it have fed on. The colour can also vary, lighter-coloured honey typically tastes lighter and more citrus-like, while a darker honey suggests hints of spice and molasses.

If you would like to buy some of our own honey please call into Forever Green or the Business Centre Reception at Ransom Hall.

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Google Reviews

  • clair meade


    Brilliant place. Nature. Trees. Bliss.

  • Dirk R De Boer


    The old hospital, now a business centre, lots of parking, great surroundings

  • Sarah Dean


    Beautiful peaceful location. A hidden gem!

  • Derek Scott


    Very busy. All types of business are there

  • Neil Holmes


    A great venue

  • Sarah Beaumont


    This is such a beautiful setting for an office. Lovely & peaceful and the Ransomwood team are excellent! The maintenance team are always around if needed, great internet facilities and a fabulous café onsite too. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for premises in the area.

  • Susan Pagdin


  • Alan Benton


    Nice place for a business meeting

  • 1ndyskies


    I was on a speed awareness course at Ransom Hall, so not the ideal situation. The place however looked lovely. Very tranquil.

  • Ann Revill


    Lovely animals to watch and birds

  • Melvin Crofts


    Lovely place

  • Paul Gillon


    A well maintained business grounds with 100s of offices and a restaurant in the centre. Speed controlled and beautiful woodland surroundings, this place seems to be consistently upgrading.

  • Gareth Childs


    Great park to host a business

  • Dave Watts


    Love this place

  • Maxine Dillon


    We rent an office here and it’s just such a lovely place to drive into everyday

  • Chris Kho


    Still love to walk around. I used to live in the big house at the top of the drive, it was Oak House then and I nursed at Ransom Hospital , Byron Ward which was on the left side of Ransom Hall car park. Oak House used to be Sisters accommodation. I think the main chef lived upstairs when I lived there and just me downstairs mostly. I loved it but had to keep my kitchen door closed because of the squirrels. Loved looking down the drive out of my bedroom and lounge windows, beautiful in Autumn and when it snowed, I worked at Ransom Hospital until it closed in 1987. Wonder why Oak House was later named Ash House? Lovely dining at Forever Green in the grounds whilst I reminisce.

  • Tony Lewis


    Absolutely spot on as regards setting up a virtual office. Really friendly and helpful reception staff, with onsite meeting rooms available if needed. Very pleased.

  • Matthew Sheppard



  • John Redfern


    Good food

  • David Draper


    Great place for taking pets a walk, lovely cafe with meeting rooms.

  • Pete Edwards


    A great place

  • Daryl Statham-waring


    Brilliant place, they have all sorts of businesses there. A cafe, hypnotherapy, hypnopuncture as well many others. Worth a drive up just to see what's there. Furthermore, it's in lovely surroundings.

  • Jo Harris


    Just go there and walk for miles! Beautiful views from strawberry hill too.

  • Philip Merry


    Go experience

  • victoria chandler


    Great place,hidden away

  • T Butler


    Set in beautiful woodland.. a very relaxing place to work.

  • Bec Ward


    Very tranquil here, feel at real ease could get lost in my own thoughts

  • S Curran


    Lots of meeting rooms. Follow signes not sat nav to find entrence as its moved. Plenty of parking.

  • Andy long


    Nice business offices and restaurant

  • Robert West


    Love it. Great setting, and reasonable rents.

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