Cotswold Bees Ltd - About

Cotswold Bees - ChrisA bit about me

I began beekeeping in 2002 with two hives of bees and this has now grown into the business of Cotswold Bees Ltd.  In 2009 I began the long road of studying to become a Master Beekeeper and, so far, all has gone well but there is a long way to go.  You can follow the trials and traumas of my studies, as well as the highs and lows of a small scale beekeeper on Twitter.

Cotswold Bees - Chris

 

A bit about us 

We provide a service to the small scale and hobby beekeeper by providing new and good quality second hand equipment and also specialist honey.  We also sell nucs of bees when they are available.  All of our queens are bred here and we do not import bees.  Part of our philosophy is to get back to the old idea of having bees that are suitable for the area in which they are foraging.  Our main apiary and business is based in the North Cotswolds, just outside the picturesque village of Mickleton, and it is here that we do most of our beekeeping.  We also, however, have our bees at a number of out apiaries throughout the North Cotswolds.  As a professional lecturer I began running courses for other beekeepers in 2009 and, as a business, we now run several beekeeping courses every year – see our courses section for details.  I also regularly speak to organisations and schools about beekeeping.