Herefordshire, April 2022: Penrhos Spirits is celebrating World Bee Day (20th May) for the second year running, with a host of honey-inspired cocktails and its bee revival kit, in partnership with Beevive. 

Penrhos will be marking the moment with a series of honey-inspired cocktails and a bee revival kit, in partnership with Beevive, available from Penrhos all year round to help exhausted bees. Without the bees, Penrhos Spirits wouldn’t exist. Penrhos Spirits are made from imperfectly perfect fruit from Penrhos Farm that would otherwise go to waste, unable to be sold to supermarkets. The team at Penrhos is reliant on the bees to grow their wobbly apples, honey from the apiaries, wonky rhubarb and wibbly blueberries to create award-winning small-batch spirits. 

So, every May, Penrhos raises a glass to these incredible pollinators. Committed to increasing the awareness and health of bees on the farm year on year, Penrhos Spirits has also teamed-up with Beevive co-founders Jake and Faye, to share 3 top tips for helping bees at home this spring: 

 Plant bee-friendly flowers – One of the easiest ways to help bees is to sit back (with a G&T!) let your garden grow wild. Plant pollinator-friendly flowers that will blossom at different times of the year, using peat-free compost to save wildlife habitat. For example, position grape hyacinths in the sun which provide lots of lovely pollen in the spring for the bees when they flower. In late spring, plant foxgloves and catmint which will bloom in summer to see your bees through the sunny season.

Build a bee hotel – a large proportion of the UK’s bees are actually solitary. You can buy or make your own bee hotel to help them along with untreated wooden planks for a box, reeds, bamboo canes and hollow stems for them to rest, nest and lay their eggs in! Fix the bee hotel securely 1-2m above ground level in the sunniest part of your garden and watch the bees go back and forth during the Spring and Summer months, we promise you won’t regret it!

Make a bee bath – Like humans, bees and other pollinators need water as well as food. Providing a small shallow dish filled with water and a few stones or marbles for the bees to perch from is a great way to help! This will allow the bees to perch and access water without falling in.

Here are Penrhos Spirits’ top tipples for World Bee Day: 

Penrhos Bee’s Knees (2 units)


·         50ml Penrhos Dry Gin (2 units) 

·         25ml Lemon Juice 

·         20ml Honey Syrup (50:50 mix of honey & hot water, dissolve and let cool – use local honey)


1.    Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker

2.    Shake very well 

3.    Strain into a coupe glass for a deliciously honey-infused cocktail 

 (Tip: you can use a screw top jam jar if you don’t have a shaker) 

Penrhos Strawberry & Honey Daiquiri (1.9 units)


·         50ml Penrhos Honey Spiced Rum (1.9 units)

·         8 x Strawberries 

·         25ml Honey Syrup (50:50 mix of honey & hot water, dissolve and let cool – use local honey) 

·         25ml Lime Juice 

·         Ice 

·         Mint, for garnish 


1.    In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth 

2.    Add a handful of ice and blend again 

3.    Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with strawberries & a sprig of mint (Tip: freeze any leftover strawberries for your next daiquiri) Penrhos Dry Gin is available from Amazon, 70cl RRP £34 ABV 40.5%. Penrhos Beevive kits are available from, £12.99. 

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