to our website - with my wife and five sons we run our family beekeeping
We are based within the beautiful Exmoor National Park on the west
Our business is dedicated
entirely to all aspects of beekeeping, from the production of top
quality national cedar hives, five frame starter nuc’s of
bees, Queen bees and Buckfast Queens. They are all reared and mated
in our own apiaries and of course honey production is also a very
important part of our business.
We have been manufacturing
and supplying quality National hives and bees for many years, supplying
beekeeping associations and our own personal customers, many of
whom we have built up a personal relationship with regards to their
beekeeping needs and interests over the years.
We are always happy to chat to any of our customers and potential
customers during the evening.
So if you call and it’s engaged, please keep trying, I have
to stop talking eventually!
Our quality National
hives are constructed from select western red cedar, which is the
best timber money can buy for hive production due to it’s
extremely good durability, and light weight, plus have a very attractive
We select, sawmill, kiln dry and machine all our own timber, for
both frames and hives.
This ensures we get the quality and exact dimensions of timber we
need to produce top quality national hives.
Athough we will usually
always carry a few hives in stock, they are not mass produced as
in a factory, this way attention to detail can be maintained. Each
hive is assembled, sanded and finished to a high standard…...with
special emphasis on customer satisfaction. This includes full back
up with regards to any advice you may need, especially new beekeepers
in their early days of beekeeping.
Please contact me via email or telephone with your questions, queries
or worries regarding any aspect of beekeeping and I will answer
also be running a few small hands on beekeeping courses (1 to 5
people) covering general beekeeping for beginners and also what
I believe to be the important subject of rearing your own Queen
bees, from setting up a cell raising colony, grafting, setting up
mating nucs, in fact everything you will need to know to produce
your own Queens. Full details to follow.