The Bees Knees Design Bureau - large view

Handcrafted in Derbyshire

We are very proud to have been accepted and permitted to display the Made in Britain logo on our home page.

We only use quality materials. All wood, paints and brushes are sourced and purchased from local suppliers including our packaging materials.

The boxes are made from Scandinavian Redwood pine; (the Forest Stewardship Council logo FSC shows that the timber comes from responsibly managed forests), and are painted using very low VOC child friendly and bird friendly products.

Our prices are based on the amount of time taken to produce, the materials used and all those other hidden extras like heating, lighting, insurance etc.

Here's an example of the work involved in producing our birdhouses -

  • Brain storming for new designs then produced to recommended RSPB size

  • Birdhouse cut out and assembled

  • Template made, transferred to fascia and cut out

  • Birdhouse and fascia painted with undercoat and sanded

  • Minimum of two coats of topcoat paint applied including specialised design and personalisation

  • Any accessories added e.g. doors, lifebelts, shutters etc

  • Brass plate fixed to rear for easy hanging

  • Screw and Rawlplug supplied in box for hanging

  • Bird care and siting information sheet added

  • Product wrapped in bubble wrap, placed in cardboard box, sealed and prepared for delivery