Jennifer Shelton - Scientist, crafter & beekeeper

Matt & Jen's Honey

Our beekeeping adventure began when Matt's family booked him onto a beginner's beekeeping course for his 30th birthday. It was something we'd talked about doing for a while, so I figured this would be a well-received gift! We attended an evening course with Vale & Download Beekeeping Association, whose members between them have 100s of years of beekeeping knowledge. We learnt from the best! By April 2018 we had our first nucleus of bees, which we transferred to our first hive on the teaching apiary.

Now two years in we are still very much beginner beekeepers learning on the job! We now have 4 and a half hives located on our allotment in Abingdon and we sell our honey (locally to avoid posting!), beeswax and a range of bee-themed gifts. Please scroll down to browse the photo designs and if there's one you like choose it from the dropdown menu and purchase the item through PayPal.

Delivery is free to mainland UK only, so please contact me if you are outside of mainland UK for a postage quote.

17g beeswax block
Available in 2 designs, this beeswax is straight from our hive, melted in a solar extractor and poured into a mould. These blocks can be used to make beeswax wrap, furniture polish, lip balm or hand salves!
Price: £1.50
Design:
Greetings card - A6
These assorted A6 card designs feature Jen's photos of honeybees, ladybirds, hoverflies, bumblebees and butterflies perched atop beautiful flowers at RHS Wisley! Each card is accompanied by a white envelope and packaged in a biodegradable cellophane pouch.
Price: £2.25
Photo design:
Greetings card - A5
A5 card with 6"x4" insert of Jen's photos of honeybees, ladybirds, hoverflies, bumblebees and butterflies perched atop beautiful flowers at RHS Wisley! Each card is accompanied by a white envelope and packaged in a biodegradable cellophane pouch.
Price: £2.50
Photo design:
Beeswax candle kit-in-a-card
These A6 greeting cards feature beautiful photos of honeybees on flowers taken by Jen at RHS Wisley! Each kit contain 2 sheets of 9x13cm beeswax, a 26cm length of wick and simple instructions for rolling a candle. The kit is accompanied by a white envelope and packaged in a biodegradable cellophane pouch.
Price: £5.00
Photo design:
Mounted print
A 10"x8" photo inside 14"x11" mount - please select design from photos on this page.
Price: £15.00
Photo design:
Framed print
A 10"x8" photo inside a white frame - please select design from photos on this page.
Price: £20.00
Photo design:
Honeybee hamper
This bee-utiful hamper contains a 227g jar of our honey, 2 x 17g beeswax blocks, a beeswax candle kit-in-a-card, a 40x20cm noticeboard made in honeybee fabric by Jenfleur's Crafts, a 36x36cm beeswax wrap by Busby's Bees, a 7.5g lip balm and 40g hand salve by The Abingdon Honey Co, vegan-friendly honey & oat soap-on-a-rope by Purely Soap, a 15x10.5cm honeybee notebook by Fuscia Designs and a pack of Beebombs native wildflower seedballs.
Price: £55.00


Bumblebee & honeybee on chives
Bumblebee & honeybee on chives
Bumblebee on blue Eryngium
Bumblebee on blue Eryngium
Bumblebee on chive
Bumblebee on chive
Bumblebee on green manure
Bumblebee on green manure
Bumblebee on green manure (double)
Bumblebee on green manure (double)
Bumblebee on lavender
Bumblebee on lavender
Bumblebee on passion flower
Bumblebee on passion flower
Bumblebee on pink Echinacea
Bumblebee on pink Echinacea
Bumblebee on pink lavender
Bumblebee on pink lavender
Bumblebee on Veronicastrum
Bumblebee on Veronicastrum
Bumblebee on Veronicastrum (splits!)
Bumblebee on Veronicastrum (splits!)
Bumblebee on white Eryngium
Bumblebee on white Eryngium
Butterfly on pink Echinacea (wings open)
Butterfly on pink Echinacea (wings open)
Butterfly on pink Echinacea (wings closed)
Butterfly on pink Echinacea (wings closed)
Honeybee & beetle on Canada thistle
Honeybee & beetle on Canada thistle
Honeybee on allium
Honeybee on allium
Honeybee on allium (sky)
Honeybee on allium (sky)
Honeybee on Antirrhinum
Honeybee on Antirrhinum
Honeybee on blue cornflower
Honeybee on blue cornflower
Honeybee on purple lavender
Honeybee on purple lavender
Honeybee on Californian poppy (flying)
Honeybee on Californian poppy (flying)
Honeybee on Californian poppy (landed)
Honeybee on Californian poppy (landed)
Honeybee on cosmos
Honeybee on cosmos
Honeybee on daisy
Honeybee on daisy
Honeybee on Gazania
Honeybee on Gazania
Honeybee on Helenium
Honeybee on Helenium
Honeybee on orange rose
Honeybee on orange rose
Honeybee on Origanum
Honeybee on Origanum
Honeybee on passion flower
Honeybee on passion flower
Honeybee on passion flower - 2
Honeybee on passion flower - 2
Honeybee on passion flower - 3
Honeybee on passion flower - 3
Honeybee on pink Echinacea
Honeybee on pink Echinacea
Honeybee on rudbeckia
Honeybee on rudbeckia
Honeybee on sunflower
Honeybee on sunflower
Honeybee on Veronicastrum
Honeybee on Veronicastrum
Honeybee on white Eryngium
Honeybee on white Eryngium
Honeybee on yellow rose
Honeybee on yellow rose
Hoverfly on cow parsley
Hoverfly on cow parsley
Hoverfly on spearmint
Hoverfly on spearmint
Ladybird on hemlock
Ladybird on hemlock
Wasp on ivy
Wasp on ivy
Wheat & wildflower field
Wheat & wildflower field




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