Derbyshire Beekeepers

National Suppliers


Thorne Beehive Limited

“The name of Thornes has been synonymous for decades with quality beekeeping equipment, candlemaking supplies, and accessories Visit one of our shops to see the largest range of beekeeping equipment and candlemaking supplies. On site in Wragby we manufacture beehives, beeswax sheets, protective clothing for beekeepers, honey extractors, bee smokers and many other apiary accessories. Our Southern Branch in Windsor has the largest stocks of beekeeping equipment in the home counties, is convenient for Heathrow airport and close to the M4/M25 junction. You can also buy Beekeeping supplies from our branch in Scotland at Tayport, Fife.”

National Bee Supplies

“For more than 20 years, the national supplier of quality beekeeping equipment and supplies. Whether you are an expert beekeeper or just starting out, we can give you expert advice, friendly service, and all the beekeeping equipment you need to keep bees well.”

Maisemore Apiaries

“Bee hives, hive frames, protective clothing, Honey extraction, Beeswax Foundation, Hive tools, Bee feed, Bees on comb, we have everything you need at the official website of Maisemore Apiaries, suppliers & manufacturers of quality Beekeeping equipment in the UK.”

Paynes Southdown Bee Farms

“Paynes is a fully working commercial beekeeping company established in 1922 by Mr Fred Payne. Still family run, it maintains the traditional family business values of quality goods and friendly service. Paynes supply honey from their own hives, from the South Downs in Sussex, to a range of honeys from around the world. There is also a large stock of beekeeping equipment – everything you need for you and your bees”

Beckys Bees

“We cater for beginners as well as experienced bee keepers and can offer advice on all aspects of bee keeping to our customers, not just at the point of purchase, but also in an ongoing manner to help keep your bees healthy and producing top quality honey and also to keep you, the bee keeper safe.”

Caddon Hives

“Caddon Hives is a small family-run business based in the beautiful Scottish Borders, which sells high-quality and very reasonably-priced WBC and National beehives and accessories.”


Bee Proof Suits – bee suits

“We sell a range of beekeeper’s protective clothing that is stylish and has innovative design features. Made from heavy duty cotton, and featuring ventilated panels, the suits and jackets are reinforced at vulnerable areas. These bee suits will keep you cool but don’t compromise on protection.”


“SHERRIFF’S concentrate on creating a range of premium quality, purpose made beekeepers apparel incorporating their unique design zip system allowing the hood to be thrown back when not needed and for separating hood from body for easy laundering.”

The Bee Shop

“When we first started keeping bees we found there was a real lack of affordable, yet good quality beekeeper clothing. Fellow Somerset enthusiasts agreed. So, in response to this, our business was born.”

Honey Jars

Freeman & Harding Ltd

“We supply glass jars and bottles in volumes to suit small scale production units, bee keepers and home use as well as bulk deliveries for high volume manufacturing.”

Harrison Smith French Flint

“Harrison Smith French Flint is a leading UK distributor of glass and plastics packaging products. We are agents for companies in France, Italy and Spain, and are the distributor for the main UK glass and pharmaceutical container manufactures.”


Northern Bee Books

“Publishers of Leading Beekeeping Magazines, Sellers of New Beekeeping Titles, Special Listing of Beekeeping Books for Collectors. Northern Bee Books also buy and sell second hand bee books. We have a vast stocks of out of print titles, but do not issue lists. Contact us with your wants & we can probably oblige.”


Brunel Microscopes

“Brunel Microscopes Ltd has many years professional experience in all aspects of microscopy and specimen preparation. We stock a wide range of light microscopes, stereomicroscopes, accessories, prepared slides, stains and reagents that are suited to the professional and amateur microscopist, as well as educational establishments, industry and research.”