About Us

Paul and PaulineWe moved here in 2011 to establish a smallholding centred on our beekeeping. We have kept bees since 2001 and have been making and selling honey and beeswax products since 2004. We both have part time employment related to beekeeping, working from home, and we have two self-catering cottages on the farm available as holiday lets. We were hosts to Wwoof volunteers in 2013 and 2014 (World-wide opportunities on organic farms). They helped us to establish a polytunnel and productive vegetable and fruit gardens. We have decided not to host volunteers in 2015 because of various other commitments, but hope to do so again in future.

We keep colonies of honeybees at home and at several other sites within a few miles. We maintain a glass-sided observation hive which we often take along to shows or markets or when giving talks to community groups and it always proves very popular. We offer occasional beekeeping experience sessions at home by appointment {more information here} and we are involved in teaching beekeeping and mentoring new beekeepers with the Meirionnydd Beekeepers Association.

The smallholding is ever-changing but generally includes woodland, various chickens, Muscovy ducks, bronze turkeys, sometimes pigs, vegetable and fruit gardens and lots of bracken and bramble!
Other interests include: hill walking; making wine, jams and preserves; woodwork; Welsh language; mountain rescue.

Our contact details are given in the side bar. Or you can use this form to contact us. Please check and double check your email address if you use the form – the tiniest error and we will not be able to respond to you.