Jim the Bee is a small business I set up in retirement. I work from a small workshop in theĀ  middle of Dorset making Top Bar beehives from locally sourced Western Red Cedar.

I started beekeeping in top bar hives in 2002. I initially followed the design on the biobees website. I followed this with a second hive, making a few tweaks along the way.

I started selling a few hives and sold one to BBC Gardeners World for Monty Don to use. The orders took off.

I run 1-day workshops in building the hive. All the material is prepared ready and the day is spent putting the hive together and talking about the use of the hive. These workshops are very popular and enjoyed by all who attend. Please book early.

For more information look at the ‘About’ page.

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