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Black Bee Honey

Food & Drink
UK - London
Date Rated:
Valuation (Pre Money):
Industry: Food & Drink
Location: UK - London
Platform: Crowdcube
£75,000 Seed
Valuation: £750,000
Date Rated: 21/07/17



Tax Status: SEIS

Business Summary

Black Bee Honey is planning a premium range of raw honey supporting British farmers and their bees. Black Bee Honey has access to the contacts that Founders developed with suppliers and retailers from their previous honey business. This round of investment will be used to fund working capital.

Financial Overview




There is insufficient information available to provide a financial overview



The Founders have the required skills to develop and design the product at this point but further sales and marketing expertise may be needed if the company grows.
The Founders have gained great start-up experience and a strong insight into the honey industry over the last five years and they will be supported by sales and marketing advisors.
Although the Founders have invested limited time in the company, they have funded it to date themselves and they have demonstrated a strong emotional commitment to bee welfare.
The UK is not self-sufficient in honey being one of the top importers to meet domestic consumption and the industry is expected to be worth over £190m by the end of 2017.
The company could benefit from the previously developed suppliers and retailers network to acquire early adopters but the product will not be available until September 2017.
Many players are already in the luxury honey segment but the company intends to compete by offering a premium British raw honey that is neither heated nor blended.
There is insufficient information available to fairly rate this aspect of the business


The company intends to fill the gap for British luxury honey between the blended varieties and premium Manuka honey and the Founders have already tested the market stating that there is proven demand. The intended pricing could however be a barrier to customer acquisition as the product will be confined to a very small premium niche of the market. That said it seems that most of the overheads are outsourced, giving the company a more flexible business model that will help if any shortfall in sales occurs.

Note: We have not received a business plan from Black Bee Honey and therefore this rating is based on the information available within the Crowdcube pitch.

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