Our Story


James & Tara reside in Batson with Boo & Buzz their beloved dogs. Having a long-standing interest in beekeeping, this has since developed into a full-time business. James, three years ago retired as regular army officer after 33 years and now balances life as an army reservist and his head beekeeping duties.

Working with local farmers, James has a wide reach and strong foundations within the community that allow the business to stay true to its roots. Tara an interior designer by profession, is the creative lead for the business. Her shared passion for design and aesthetic perfection is the foundation on which the company brand has evolved.


Charles is the protégée to James as Head Beekeeper. He is currently a serving Army officer, and we are delighted that Charles, Emily, and their dogs Otto and Ozzy are soon to be moving further South to assist with the growth of Salcombe Bee Company. Emily, also a creative has a passion for marketing and social media.

As a military family we believe passionately about supporting armed forces charities and are proudly supporting Help for Heroes by conducting bee experiences for veterans and their families.