On this page you will see where we purchase our timbers from in the world. Both Western Red Cedar and British Cedar. Further down the page you can also find more information regaring the process which we undertake in processing the British Cedar we purchase before the timber finally gets turned in to bee hives.
Tha map above shows where we purchase our Western Red Cedar from and the distance it travels before it is received by us to be manufactred in to bee hives. The timber can have a journey >4000 miles. The carbon footprint left from shipping the timber this distance is vast.
The map to the left shows where we are situated in the United Kingdom and the circle placed on the map shows the maximum distance we currently source our British grown Western Red Cedar from. Travelling a maximum of 350 miles to reach us, this leaves a drastically less carbon footprint than the Cedar which is imported from Canada and USA.
Below we have some pictures of British Western Red Cedar at the different stages of processing before we turn it in to bee hives.
The above pictures show the stacks of timber we generally have sat in our yard waiting for the first stage of processing. The two pictures below show the Cedar planks once we have saw milled the the Cedar logs in to 1" and 2" boards mainly. These stacks will sit outside air drying for a period of time, some times months, even years before they are ready to be used. We sawmill all the timber on site ourselves with our own sawmill. By milling the timber ourselves we can get the maximum out of each log, reducing waste and costs. This also enables us to achieve the exact sizes of boards we require for the manufacturing stages. All the waste that is produced from the logs is cut up and used as heating on log fires in the homes of family, friends and locals. The waste sawdust produced is collected as we cut the logs, bagged and given away to farmers in the local area as bedding for animals.