Our Story

A new found passion

Pure Buzzin began with two friends, James Imhoof & Stephen Douglas (Dugy) deciding to get their first hive together.

Dugy now runs Pure Buzzin Community Interest Company. As well as the usual hive based products such as candles and honey, we provide services such as workshops or our popular beekeeping experience.

Dugy, who has a background in working with communities decided to take beekeeping a step further than a hobby. He wants to enable people to come together through beekeeping and promote the need for pollinators.

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You can book a visit to our hives to learn more about honeybees and pollinators. The beekeeping experience runs during Spring until late Summer

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Dugy ran a crowdfunding campaign in 2020. The campaign was powered by SpaceHive and along with many generous donations and support from the local community, it received a large amount of funding from The North Of Tyne Combined Authority. The successful crowdfund allowed the first community beekeeping project to be formed. From this, a Community Interest Company has been established with the aim of offering more experiences to a wider community.

“one hive became five hives, and then ten hives!”

The new hobby began to evolve
Check out the video I made to support the crowdfunding

“a Community Interest Company has been established with the aim of offering more experiences to a wider community”

From one hive and a hobby between two friends, a Community Interest Company has been established.

In the Press

Our crowdfunding campaign attracted lots of media attention. We were lucky enough to appear on the local ITV Tyne Tees news and on a national programme All Around Britain.

Living North Magazine wrote a wonderful article about out project read it here

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