About Us


Buzz Beekeeping Supplies are retailers of quality apiary clothing for the recreational beekeeper.

Our Story

Nestled between the foothills of the Mendips Hills and Somerset Levels is the Hive of Buzz.

We have been working on our designs for quite some time and like our bees, we never stop.  We have put ourselves in the place we like the most – in touch with our customers and in touch with our manufacturer, so when someone tells us useful features you would like to see on a bee suit – we can do it. We strongly believe in quality and good design.

Buzz and Vanessa

Buzz was borne from a realisation that there was a real need for great quality beekeepers clothing.  Vanessa’s many contacts within the textile industry lead her to developing a protective clothing range.  She has travelled extensively to source the very best from YKK zips, superb quality cotton, picked, spun and woven local to the factory, out of a vast selection of textile factories she has cherry picked a most suitable company who delivers not only the quality she is looking for but satisfies issues relating to working conditions and fair pay.  Vanessa has familiarised herself with the factory and it’s employees from the sample makers and machinists right up to the owners who have a young family.

What have we done?

We have searched the globe to bring you the very best of fabric, fasteners and features.  Mixing equal amounts of innovative design with unmatchable features and quality.

How Buzz is different

Buzz is committed to the promotion of beekeeping and pollination.  We strive to support new beekeeping ventures… and on going ones too!

Are you or someone you know involved in a community beekeeping project - perhaps with a school, Cubs or Guides?  Maybe you are setting up a community woodland and planning on having bees or conducting bee research?  Whatever it is we would love to hear form you!  - tell us your story and maybe we can give you a helping hand to making your venture or project a success.''

Green Credentials

  • Fabric – we use only 100% cotton, no polyester or unnatural fibres.  Our cotton is grown locally, spun and woven near to the factory where the manufacturing takes place.
  • Our stationery is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.
  • Our bags are 100% degradable and provided by epi global.
  • We offer our customers a choice with regards to their shipping tarrif.  There are 2 options - Get it fast! (often next day) or 3/5 day fully trackable delivery service with a courier. 
  • Why pay extra for a faster shipping service if it is not really needed - we like to give you the choice!
  • We employ local people.
  • We have no need to buy from a wholesaler, we buy direct – giving you considerable savings in your back pocket.

 

A recent customer comment:

" I have tested a minimum of ten different beekeeping suits from the different manufacturers, but all of them have had different sorts of problems for use in daily work.

I'm very glad, that I purchased a Buzz Beekeeping suit which is really made for the serious professional beekeeper. The quality is excellent and is very good value for money.

Do not hesitate to place an order with this company. You will be 100% satisfied."

Taito Heiskanen

Professional beekeeper

Finland

Bee a Buzz Giver

Why not donate some extra funds at the checkout to go into the "Buzz Giving" pot for the customer who is finding it difficult to buy all the kit they require - the gesture is small, but the act is endlessly inspiring.
Buzz Giver
 
 

What makes buzz so great?

Firstly we're beekeepers ourselves, so we understand your needs. We're passionate about each of our products and we search the world to bring you the best fabric, fasteners and features.
We are passionate about beekeeping
We travel the world for the best materials