Belinda Bright – BB Wear
BB Wear’s range of clothing and accessories are popular with both hobbyists and commercial beekeepers. Since the company was founded in 2001, Belinda & Michael Bright’s combined experience in textile design and manufacturing has seen the company become a market leader with their range of British made protective clothing for beekeepers, now sold all over the world.
Recently, in Canada at Apimondia, the biggest International beekeeping event in the world, we entered our new Ultra suit in the “New Inventions” class and won Gold medal.
Previously, BB Wear was invited by Robert Moon at Applicateur3D pest control services in France to field-test the BB Wear ventilated Ultra suit with hornets and Asian hornets.
“I was looking for a bee suit that will keep you cooler and better protected as well,” explained Robert.
I’ve been deliberately antagonising the hornets to try and get a reaction from them and we’ve not been stung at all. I think it’s fantastic. When the wind blows and you’re on a roof or working in the field the wind blows straight through the suit and it keeps you cool, it’s an amazing piece of kit, I really like it.
Belinda’s advice to companies in Cornwall:
Anyone that is looking for help to develop a small or medium-sized business, I would strongly recommend that you go towards the Growth Hub for advice.