Experince Private Shopping this Christmas at Hic!



We are presently living in unprecedented times and consequently the normality of shopping this Christmas will likely test the patience of us all!

You might think October is too soon to be thinking about festivities; however, their are many in the industry advising us that this year will be a 'long Christmas' particularly with us all having to deal with social distancing and the inevitable queuing that comes with it...last minute dashes to the shops will be dismal!

Therefore, we've formulated an idea for November onwards, hopefully, so we can improve the Christmas shopping experience for you in our little store this year. We decided upon this plan after considering the issues people are now faced with when shopping. The queuing to gain entry into shops, the dancing around people to maintain social distance, then the long queues at the checkouts, all whilst you're concerned about possibly being amongst the virus!

We appreciate that many will turn to online shopping - we use it ourselves a lot - however, by adopting this approach we will endeavour to make the experience a touch more enjoyable and fun, whilst at the same time continuing to fly the flag for small, local independent shops!

We cannot compromise anyones safety at the moment, particularly those who need to be confident of being COVID secure, ourselves included. We will still require everyone to wear a face mask in the shop at all times which will hopefully protect us and all our customers.

Deliveries in time for Christmas are available and you are of course welcome to come and visit us during regular shop trading hours. 



  • Book a 30 minute personal slot - let us know if you think you'll need longer
  • Bring a list of people that you need to buy for
  • You will have the shop to yourself
  • Have a leisurely browse and do some shopping
  • We'll have some festive music on with a couple of tasters..Yummy! Yummy!
  • We will be able to talk to you personally about pre-orders, bespoke hampers & gifts; speciality wines, Honey, Beeswax Candles....totally tailor your shopping experience to you!



  • You wont have to queue outside in the dark
  • You wont have to queue in the wind and rain
  • You wont have to queue full stop!
  • You wont need to be concerned about other people
  • No waiting, it's all about you!



  • NONE!


We want to make your shopping experince with us as safe, easy, relaxed and as enjoyable as possible. And, don't forget when you make your shopping list out...remember to put yourself on it and treat yourself to something!


Email Michelle at Ledston Honey Bees: Send Mail to Michelle or Andrew at Hic!: Send Mail to Andrew

Alternatively, message Michelle on Facebook and tell her which date and time would be good.





Thursday 19th November: FULLY BOOKED

Friday 20th November: 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm BOOKED

Saturday 21st November: 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm BOOKED

Sunday 22nd November: 4:00PM BOOKED, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm BOOKED; 6:30pm BOOKED

Thursday 26th November: FULLY BOOKED

Friday 27th November: 7:00pm BOOKED, 7:30pm BOOKED, 8:00pm BOOKED

Saturday 28th November: ALL FULLY BOOKED

Sunday 29th November: 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm BOOKED, 6:00pm BOOKED; 6:30pm BOOKED


Thursday 3rd December: FULLY BOOKED

Friday 4th December: 7:00pm BOOKED, 7:30pm, 8:30pm BOOKED

Saturday 5th December: 6:00pm BOOKED, 6:30pm, 7:30pm BOOKED

Sunday 6th December: 4:30pm BOOKED, 5:30pm BOOKED, 6:30pm BOOKED

Thursday 10th December: FULLY BOOKED

Friday 11th December: 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm BOOKED

Saturday 12th December: 6:30pm, 7:30pm BOOKED

Sunday 13th December: 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm BOOKED, 6:30pm BOOKED


We're unsure how we will operate this in December, whether we will be open 7 days or just keep to this booking system. Please keep checking on here for updates and on our Facebook page, thank you.

When making a booking tell us how many people in your party are coming (maximum 2 others) from within your household/bubble.

We will come back to you with time and agree on the appointment.

We hope you like the idea and it is on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions please just ask.

Thanks & Stay Safe!

Michelle & Andrew



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