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Paula Carnell

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Bee Expert

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Have you ever wondered about bees?

Wanting to care for bees through kinder beekeeping, sharing what they do, how to look after them, and how we can help save them? 

I am a consultant beekeeper and Bologna trained honey sommelier. I work with individuals, land owners and businesses who want to incorporate bees into their lives, sustainably.

If so, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve been working with bees for the past twelve years and they’ve become my life’s work, or perhaps I should say I have become theirs!

Join my 4 module online Naturopathic Beekeeping courses run through my bespoke online course platform, including monthly live interactive sessions with me.

Naturopathic Bee Keeping online course

by Paula Carnell

A complete guide for the bee curious ready to use a Naturopathic approach, understand kinder beekeeping and make a real impact on saving their bees.

Live and online materials with Paula guiding you every step of the way and her online bee academy available on any device. Four modules take the student from absolute beginner to competent 'kinder keeper'. Wondering which hive you need, or where to place it? How to invite bees into your hive, the bee lifecycle, health and diseases and then how to utilise the benefits of products from the hive. 

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Build you own straw Skep beehive online course

by Paula Carnell

Paula's online Skep challenge

A complete beginners guide. Learn how to make a straw Skep using three video lectures.

Work through in your own time, using your own materials or Paula's Skep kit, available to purchase separately.

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Public Speaking and talks

With Paula Carnell

Paula is available to book as a key note speaker, suitable for many events where an inspirational and motivational topic is required. With regular appearances as a guest on podcasts and for various business and beekeeping groups, Paula is guaranteed to entertain and inspire any audience.

Covering her personal story from her 'Artist to Bees' book, including her remarkable health recovery from Ehlers Danlos syndrome, as well as specifically tailored talks regarding bees and the connection between bee and human health and wellbeing. 

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Work with Paula Consultancy packages


As a business or land owner, Paula offers start up and annual consultancy packages to suit established companies or those wanting to start with a new bee project. From initial native bee audits, repackaging and marketing of honey to content and planning for bee exhibitions. Each client is offered bespoke consultancy to create their Bee Strategy and success.

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Bee Safaris & Honey tastings.



As head beekeeper at The Newt in Somerset, Paula runs weekday Bee Safaris across the estate and honey tastings for hotel guests. Meet Paula or one of her team and learn about their work of establishing and managing the colonies at this Somerset garden & hotel. Visit the Beezantium and see the bees in the natural observation hives.

Bookings can be made through their website or at the reception on arrival.

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What do people say..

"Paula is such an inspiring and knowledgeable lady, her talks are always full of wisdom and her passion just shines through in all she does."



-Helen Pinkett-


"Paula is a true Medicine Woman of today's world, knowledge of the natural ancient ways of healing through her specific and deep knowledge of bees together with her connection with the natural rhythms and plants of the earth. She has so much to teach us all"


-Lynne Franks-



"It was such a joy to attend Paula's course.She has such an incredible wealth of knowledge about bees and has taught me so much. I am a better beekeeper after attending Paula's course and it's wonderful to be a part of her beekeeping community which offers support and further opportunities to learn more. Thankyou"

-Esther Coles-

My Bee team

With my Bee Team, we keep our own bees, manage hives and colonies for individuals and businesses, including hotels, gardens and visitor attractions.

I consult globally, helping plan the best home for bees, location and management to ensure their best possible health and wellbeing. Providing content for museums, journals and websites as well as strategic planning for the bee aspect on your land or within your business. 

I’ve noticed that the bees suffer from very similar complaints to humans and so have been on a quest to find places around the world where bees and humans not only live in harmony together, but also with their environment.

Having been traditionally trained in Bee care with the BBKA, I follow a treatment free approach, choosing not to use chemical medications in my hives, or to feed the bees sugar, or use smoke.

My aim is to rear strong healthy colonies adapted to their local environment.

I do not import queens or colonies.

I do however take some honey from my colonies, treating it as medicine rather than food. With my Honey sensory analysis qualifications I aim to raise awareness of the rich diversity of honeys available from around the world, but particularly the UK, believing that local is always best.

Paula Carnell

Forming ‘Possi’ in 1990 as part of the Prince’s Youth Business Trust’ scheme, she soon had a successful enterprise selling her original paintings on silk, and printed greeting cards of her work in over seven hundred shops across the UK and exporting to eleven countries worldwide.

Then in 2008, she began to fall ill, becoming bed and wheelchair bound with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome in 2009. The following seven years were spent on a personal quest to find meaning in life, transforming from an artist to a bee speaker.

Achieving a full recovery in 2016, she is studying as a medical herbalist with the IRCH, runs her business ‘Creating a Buzz about Health’, working as a Global beekeeping consultant, author and speaker

Rande


From her literally high flying career in the aviation industry she worked in HR, in-flight instructor, and managing in Las Vegas, wearing wellies and working in beehives were furthest from her thoughts before moving to the UK with her Scottish husband several years ago. Bees are now taking over her life as she helps me both with bees and with managing my business.

Kerry


The newest member of the Bee Team Kerry joined in 2019 to help us with running Bee Safaris. With several years of her own beekeeping experience, plus being an active member of the Asian Hornet watch team, she has valuable knowledge on how to care for and protect our bees. She's also great with a blow torch and ensures our hives are kept in tip-top condition.