THE smell of success is in the air for Eynsham-based Neve’s Bees after winning a year’s contract with Blenheim Palace to supply its retail outlets with beeswax skincare products.

Neve’s Bees entered the Woodstock stately home’s local entrepreneur competition in April, beating competition from 55 businesses to make it through to the final seven before being selected as winner following a successful ‘dragons-den’ style pitch to the panel of judges.

Neve’s Bees will now have its beeswax lip balms and hand salves stocked in the palace shops over the coming year.

Julie Macken, of Neve’s Bees, said: “We are delighted to have won the Blenheim Palace start-up business competition.”