Jim the Bee is a small business I set up in retirement. I work from a small workshop in the 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.
Hope all is well with you? I have just sent deposit of £ 45 via PayPal for my second hive from you for February 2018, I was so pleased with my first one from you and have had lots of compliments on how lovely it looks. I noticed that Monty Don uses the same which I understand is one of yours too! So just to say have a lovely Christmas and look forward to meeting up with you again once hive ready in February 2018
Thanks for an amazing day spent building hives and listening to your passion for the bees