Our Story

Find out more about our journey so far, our passions and what makes us different here at Hilltop.

  • 2011
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2019
  • 2020

Our history

Our bee-rilliant honey started its journey in 2011...

Following a back injury, which saw him out of work, and a birthday gift, his very first hive, Scott found himself fascinated by bees. He jarred up his hard work from that summer and shared the golden nectar with his friends and family. Much to his surprise, the local shops wanted in on this to..

Scott beehives 2

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Scott + 1...

After two years set up as a sole trader, things started getting real, the time came to expand and Scott made the plunge hiring our first employee. Gulp. Things started moving at pace and Hilltop started supplying countless independent farm shops & deli’s across the country.

HILLTOP EXPERTS A TASTE OF HONEY

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You can find us here, here, here and here...

A big year for Hilltop as the range grew along with us, we launched an exciting selection of British, Cut Comb and Organic Honey ranges into major UK retailers, including Sainsbury's, Holland & Barrett, Selfridge's and online at Amazon and Ocado. Hilltop quickly expanded their range to include Speciality and Manuka honey varieties, along with bee pollen and delicious cut comb. Available in reusable glass jars and 100% recyclable easy squeezy bottles.

2013 SCOTT OUTSIDE LEON

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Organically approved...

An exciting step forward for Hilltop, with the launch of our new range of Organic Honey. After working closely with the Soil Association and receiving Organic approval that all standards and production requirements were met, we could be confident that our new range both tastes delicious and is kind to the environment too.

HILLTOP GIVING BACK ORGANIC HONEY

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Win big at Great Taste Awards...

Taking home 3 Great Taste Winners - 1 star awarded for the Spanish Thyme Honey, 1 star awarded for the Spanish Orange Blossom Honey, 1 star awarded for the Mexican Yucatan Honey - & the Golden Fork for the Spanish Thyme Honey.

2016 SCOTT AT GREAT TASTE AWARDS

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Hilltop HQ...

As Hilltop scaled, our next big move was from our 3,000 sq ft. location in Caersws, Mid Wales to our new 14,000 sq ft. HQ in Newtown, based just down the road. Located in a rural area, community is at the heart of everything we do, from sponsoring our local Football team to donating 25% of the profit for the sales of our Adopt a Bee with the Honeypot Charity.

2017 SCOTT OUTSIDE HILLTOP HQ

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Tech us out...

2019 was the year that Hilltop products became Kosher certified by the KLBD, we achieved a Grade A for our first BRC Audit, we began in-house authenticity testing on honey and expanded our Technical Team welcoming our new Head of Technical - A big year for all things Technical at Hilltop!

HILLTOP EXPERTS TESTED FOR AUTHENTICITY

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New look, same us...

As Hilltop continue to expand into new categories with the launch of Maple Syrup, we took the plunge to update the look and feel of our packaging and begin the transition from Hilltop Honey to simply, Hilltop. Keep an eye out in supermarkets and online for some of our new jars, but don’t worry, although our look has changed, our product quality and delicious taste remains the same.

2020 HILLTOP LOGO
HILLTOP BEES

Giving Back

As a business, we have a responsibility to safeguard the future for everyone, humans and bees. Without the bees, there is no honey. They work so hard and its important to us that their welfare and needs are met correctly. We expect this standard for our own apiaries and that of our suppliers. That’s why we put our bee welfare policy at the centre of everything we do, along with donating 25% of the profit for the sales of our Adopt a Bee with the Honeypot Charity. Its important to us that we are a business for good, not just for profit.

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Hilltop will be donating 25% of the profit for the sales of our Adopt a Bee with the Honeypot Charity

Manuka Manuka50 225g Jar
EVERYDAY BLOSSOM 340g
ORGANIC BLOSSOM HONEY 720g

Experts

Over the years, we’ve built up a huge amount of knowledge on everything bee’s, honey and the environment and we want to share that knowledge with you too. From taste and flavour, to aroma and colour, over the years we’ve sourced the most delicious honey from all around the world and bought it back for you to taste. Check out our latest recipes and monthly blog content for inspiration, fun facts and top tips.

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Our Values

INTEGRITY

A trait we want to be known for, across every touchpoint along the brand; with our customers, suppliers and team. We always work with trust, transparency and honesty.

CREATIVITY

We aim to be explorative, innovative and creative in all that we do. From our campaigns, to our NPD. We want to inspire our customers, consumers and competitors to be creative to.

PASSIONATE

We were founded from a passion of beekeeping. It drives us in every drop of Hilltop Honey. From our ethics to the environment. We are passionate about honey because we truly believe.

GIVING BACK

We aim to put our community at the centre of everything we do. From our bee welfare policy, to our local charity support, we are a business for good, not just for profit.