We have been running The Bee’s Knees British Imports for a while now and we have lots of new customers and friends on social media, so we thought it would be a good time to reintroduce ourselves.
The Bee’s Knees was born from a mutual appreciation of our shared English heritage. Donna was born in England to a British mother and American father and spent part of her youth in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Lucinda was born and raised in Cheshire, England. Now living in Massachusetts, we met fundraising for our children’s elementary school. As a friendship was forged over several years of volunteering and many cups of tea, we realized how well we worked together and decided to begin this journey to bring a small part of Britain “across the pond.”
This journey has led us to discover some wonderful, small, companies, just like ours. We enjoy working with Victoria Eggs and Emma Ball and Emma from Sweet William. We also have the privilege of working with some larger, more well known brands such as Emma Bridgewater, Burleigh and Dunoon. We were thrilled to take our first business trip together last September to visit the Top Drawer trade show at Olympia in London. There we were able to meet in person Emma from Sweet William, Victoria Eggs (yes, Eggs is her real last name) and also Jan Constantine. It was such fun to be in London together and to discover new products for the website. Travel is a passion for both of us Bee’s Knees ladies.
Lucinda loves running The Bee’s Knees Facebook page sharing our products there, but also sharing recipes, memories and pictures from home. Donna is wonderful at styling all the photos of our products that we do share on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Phew! Social media is hard work, but so much fun. We love the community that we are creating.
We both love to drink lots of tea and eat biscuits sometimes. When we need a Victoria Sandwich cake or scones for a photo shoot it is hard not to eat the props before we even get started!
The Bee’s Knees mission is to provide the finest quality British-made and designed products. Our eclectic range of products has a unique style to appeal to our British abroad and anglophile friends in America and around the world. We aim to attract and maintain our customers by providing first class, reliable customer service.
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