The History of Apivino Mead

Janette and Chris Atkins run Honey Blossom Farm Ltd in North Cotswolds near Shipston on Stour where we create our meads, marmalades and honey. 

Our first business started its life as a deli in Leamington Spa. After 18 years of success and learning more about the catering industry, we moved onto the world of beekeeping, starting with 300 beehives. 

Having started out in the honey production world, we became interested in making a variety of meads. All our honey is locally produced in our beehives that span the length of the river Stour crossing Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. Check out some of our latest products in our store, or visit your closest stockist. 


Meet The Team


Chris Atkins

Golf, running, cycling, playing the bass guitar in a band. More recently the tennis racquet got an airing, but I realized a new one was needed when other players remarked that it rattled when I hit the ball. Biggest challenge to date was taking on 300 beehives in 2005.

Janette Atkins

Although a Yorkshire girl, born and bred, Janette has settled into life in the Cotswolds, loves baking, but can't be persuaded to enter the Great British Bake Off.