In August 2008 whilst living on a small Greek Island, we were presented with a hive full of very unfriendly bees as a wedding present from a local Lebanese doctor. To be honest, at the time they were an unwanted gift, but as with so many other folk across the world, in time we became passionately addicted to the fascinating world of Beekeeping.
Fast forward 10 years and we are now living on the beautiful Welsh coast with a stunning mountain backdrop. We have now expanded into double figures of hives, with a mixture of Buckfast, Carniolan and local Welsh bees, all of which are a far cry from those kamikaze Greek bees!!!!
Where are we now?
We have created a website to realise and spread the passion to other beekeepers, present and future. Directbees.com has been created out of sheer love and dedication to one of the most beautiful, clever and inspirational insects known. We have created a website that allows you to buy your beekeeping equipment, an abundance of tools, British made beehives and other essential items for a fraction of the cost and our aims are:
- To make beekeeping more accessible and appealing to all
- To provide affordable equipment
- To remove any confusion out of setting up and maintenance
- Advise and support beekeepers by sharing our know how and experience
By sharing our experiences and enabling others to keep bees we hope to ensure the well-being and existence of honeybees for the future.