Heather Bell Honey Bees Ltd is a family run business.
Established in 1999, we have now been trading for over 20 years.
We supply a large choice of bee hives (including the widest range of National bee hive equipment in the U.K.) together with equipment and honey bee colonies for every scale of beekeeper from beginners and back garden beekeepers to larger scale bee farmers.
Many items are our own design, based on research and development over decades of practical experience.
As well as supplying everything needed for beekeepers and their bees we are also professional bee farmers and bee breeders (members of the Bee Farmers' Association) with many years experience.
In this time we have passed on thousands of honey bee colonies, providing consultancy to help others start beekeeping and establish and expand their own apiaries.
Besides beekeeping, we are passionate about the wider natural environment so we also provide habitat mitigation consultancy and supply wildlife habitats and nest boxes to farmers and conservation projects.
We have also started our own conservation initiative, the Bees Field Project.
This is a restoration and rewilding of agricultural land back to a haven for natural wildlife and wildflowers including an ongoing tree planting plan and wildlife habitat provision.
The Cornish Heath or Lizard Heath, Erica vagans is regarded by some as the "national" flower of Cornwall.
It is a very localised wildflower, a type of heather, almost exclusively found in our part of Cornwall and very popular with our bees.
In summer it is covered in spikes of small, pink, bell shaped flowers, sometimes known as heather bells from which we take our name.