We have received the following testimonials for our Natural Beekeeping work and our Warre beehives:

Ian ….wonderful course!!!…….. thank you, and please pass on my gratitude to Kate too….and to the friendly sheep !!

I’m really grateful that you are helping to look after the bees in such a natural way. They need man-kinds support and love otherwise I fear they may just become extinct. So thank you once again ….and I’m itching to have a hive of my own ….

Very best wishes

Just to let you know that the order arrived first thing this morning. As usual, all to the excellent high standard, thank you.  I now have stock required to manage two hives but I expect further orders to be placed in the future. Wherever possible, I will pass on your details through the Natural Beekeepers meetings.  Thanks once again for your prompt service.

Kind regards, SD

Thanks once again for the hive and your excellent workmanship. I’ll keep you posted once the hive is occupied.

Kind regards, SD

Dear Ian, I am glad to let you know that my beehive arrived safely today and I am delighted with it – thank you. All I need now is a well-tempered swarm to come and live in it.

With thanks and best wishes. BW

Ian, a big thank you for coming to the Teifiside Beekepers’ Association yesterday for your talk and demonstration on Warre hives.  We have had some tremendous feedback from many who attended, opening their eyes to alternative methods’ of keeping bees, comments included; ‘informative’, ‘inspiring’ and entertaining’.  I think we may have some converts among them.  It was great to see so many people especially as we hadn’t met many before and we hope to keep the momentum going with our own Top bar and warre hives.


Dear Ian

Just a note to say thank you so much for the extremely interesting talk you gave us on Monday evening at the Parkway.  From the feedback, everyone enjoyed it immensely – maybe you could come again in a while to update us (and bring some honey with you!).

Kind regards from the group

Hello Ian.

Just to let you know that my Warre Hive arrived this Morning about 10.30am, good going. Yes I am very pleased with it, and the smell of Cedar is wonderful. I have unpacked it all and erected and now it in is my shed waiting for a swarm of bee`s next year.

John, Winchester

“Hi David

Just thought I would drop a note to say thank you for your time last week. I certainly learned a lot and think that I know the way I wish to progress keeping bees.

I will be in touch letting you know my progress.

Best wishes and thanks again”

Kate, South Wales

“I have today had safe delivery of the beehive you sent me. I have unpacked it and all appears to be in order. Thank you very much for a beautiful looking hive which is very inspiring to look at!”

Andy, Pevensey

“I am not sure I want to put this outside, it looks just too good in the sitting room. A really, well finished off hive, first rate. Many thanks.

It’s been a pleasurable transaction. I will certainly be asking you again when I need my next hive”

Brian, Newbury

“Many thanks for the fast service. Additionally we are very pleased with new Warre bee hive; it looks, and feels great, I am sure the bees will be just as pleased”.

Di, Southampton

“Thank you for your help. It gives me a lot more confidence knowing that the bees and setup will be right.

Many thanks again.”

Anthea, Salisbury

“David, Thank you the beehive arrived Christmas Eve and Norris is delighted.”

Mary, Manchester

 “I would like to thank David & Melanie for their help in explaining the philosophy of Warre beekeeping, whilst at the same time being open and honest about the wide range of beekeeping views available to a new beekeeper.

Additionally it was a pleasure that you delivered our hives personally, they look great, I look forward to Spring as never before.”

Richard, Henley on Thames