10 brilliant beekeepers – and where to buy a shed if you’re a beekeeper

A shout-out to the lovely people at Waltons, a British shed and gardening supply company. Until recently I hadn’t heard of Waltons, but then they contacted me to ask if I was happy to be included in a list of ’10 brilliant beekeepers blogs’ on their website. As it was a list of ‘brilliant’ beekeepers rather than ‘bungling’, ‘clumsy’ or ‘absent minded’ (all of which might be more accurate in my case), of course I said yes.

Here’s the list: 10 brilliant beekeepers’ blogs.

But that wasn’t the end of Waltons’ kindness. They then offered to send me a mug – twice. At first I accidentally deleted their emails, thinking the offer sounded too good to be true and must be spam. But then I saw a photo by Tanya Weaver (Girl Meets Bee) on Instagram of the lovely mug and realised the offer was real! A hasty email later and this beauty of a mug arrived in the post.

Waltons shed mug

I have drunk tea from it already whilst feeding Tommy his breakfast this morning, and a very nice cuppa it was too.

Waltons shed mug

The ‘About Waltons‘ section of their website sheds (ha!) some light on their fondness for beekeepers:

In 1878, a man named E.C Walton began a small beekeeping venture, and from there, the first shoots of the company we know today began to grow. Over time Waltons has changed, making summer houses in the Victorian era; after WWII switching to making bungalows; to creating some of the UK’s best quality garden sheds.

That’s why we have the latest machinery, and only use ethically sourced wood and hardwearing materials. Whether it’s something as grand an insulated garden room, or as small as a garden planter to grow your own, you can be sure of the same attention to detail that Mr E.C Walton used to put into his beehives.”

So if you’re a beekeeper into sheds and garden equipment, think of Waltons!

About Emily Scott

I am a UK beekeeper who has recently moved from London to windswept, wet Cornwall. I first started keeping bees in the Ealing Beekeepers Association’s local apiary in 2008, when I created this blog as a record for myself of my various beekeeping related disasters and - hopefully! - future successes.
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15 Responses to 10 brilliant beekeepers – and where to buy a shed if you’re a beekeeper

  1. Ron Miksha says:

    Very nice! Well-deserved!


  2. Erik says:

    To be far, the sites lists 10 brilliant blogs, for which you certainly qualify. You can certainly maintain a reputation of ‘bungling’, ‘clumsy’ or even ‘absent minded’ beekeeper, as you say, while still having a brilliant beekeeping blog. I wonder if they ship to the United States….


  3. Mark says:

    Wonderful! I love the mug.


  4. Congratulations to both you and your partner in crime ..er.. beekeeping, whose blog is also on the list.


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  6. My mug hasn’t arrived yet!


  7. Congratulations, well deserved!


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