Country Life’s top beekeeping accessories

Pollinating bee log
A ‘B&B’ for British bees, which provides a safe place for solitary mason bees to snuggle down. About 5½in in diameter by 6in in length, £18.99 (01539 488100;

Homebee honeyhive kits
Brilliant for beekeeper beginners. The hive comes with an instruction manual, bee suit and details of courses, equipment and suppliers. 11in by 32in, £350 (0845 402 5300;

Bee cufflinks
Delicate bee cufflinks, available in silver, yellow gold, rose gold and platinum. £445 (020-7629 2777;

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Farrow & Ball bumblebee wallpaper
Produced using block printers with the company’s finest water-based paints (01202 850262;

Burt’s Bees hand crème
Rich natural hand cream made with sweet almond oil
and vitamin E, £9.99
(0845 423 8718;

Tregothnan honey
Clear honey from the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. Made by Heatherbell Honey, £3.50 per 113g jar (01872 520000;

Porcelain honey pot
Classic yellow
hive honeypot, which comes with a wooden drizzler. £7.25
(01326 311388;

Beeswax candles
100% beeswax from bees that forage the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire countryside. Each candle is 7cm tall, £8
(01844 217060;

Bee posy vase
A few sprigs in a glass posy vase engraved with a bee will brighten a dressing table or desk. £18.50 (01264 738136;

Children’s bee suits
Junior apiarist all-in-one suit, with detachable integral veil and gloves, for children aged 10-12 years. £89.99 (01872 863304;