A Bit About Us, Bryden & Louise
Married since 1998, and self employed since 2001, our very favourite thing is working for ourselves and being able to bring our own values to whatever we do. We've been lucky enough to run more than one successful business, each one being hugely enjoyable, especially our longest standing business as children's entertainers since 2001 as Mighty Mac and Louise. We are very proud to never have had a single complaint in those 20 years. Doing whatever it takes, and always to the highest standard you can achieve, is a work ethic we have always had, and bring with us to Queen Bee Wraps.
That'll do, will never do!
Our lovely wee company is is based near our home in East Lothian.
|Becoming a beekeeper was a step into the many benefits and uses of beeswax and honey.
This came about whilst I was part of the Cockenzie House Heritage Group; created to bring Cockenzie House (which had been vacant some years) back into community use. Bee hives were a perfect addition to the grounds of the house, and the group's vision, so I trained as a beekeeper with a few thousand bees now happily residing in a safe corner of the gardens.
Cockenzie House now has a cafe, community rental space , allotments, a garden centre and 42 rooms housing artists and small businesses of all types, including our Queen Bee Wraps workshop
Around 2017, I had been moved by the Sky News Ocean Rescue Campaign. I was on a mission to reduce single use waste, especially plastics, in our home.
In early 2018, a friend mentioned beeswax wraps! An exciting & inspiring match made in heaven for the path we were both on. Messy experimentation in our kitchen led to us testing demand at a local food market. We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and demand. With this knowledge and confidence, we launched Queen Bee Wraps in April 2018. By May 2018 we had moved from our kitchen into a workshop at Cockenzie House, based in the village where we live.
Our wraps are handmade by us (with occasional help at busy times, when social distancing measures allow us another body back in our wee workshop).
We're so happy and proud to have contributed, in some small way, to the reduction of single-use waste and plastics. From our feedback, we know our customers feel the same way.
As Of 2022
There is a natural development as Queen Bee Wraps moves forward. We are incorporating 5 years of customer feedback to provide the products and service that customers appreciate, which is a reflection of our own company values.
Remaining an artisan company with both of us at the helm allows us to oversee every last tiny task and that only perfect will do. This is what we enjoy, and what drives the positive feedback we receive on the quality of our wraps, and the service we provide.
Most of our wholesale customers are small independent companies like us. We know the trials and tribulations of the day to day running of a business.
We do everything we can to help, not hinder. Low minimum orders. Friendly, easy and reliable service. Flexible approach with an open mind to ideas and needs. Always on the end of phone.
Our tagline; Bring Joy To The Mundane
We're lucky enough to love our work, but we all have boring tasks to complete at home and work. Looking to the positive we have always tried to bring a little joy to the boring tasks in life; lovely pens and stationary to do our accounts, music on while the bathroom's cleaned, colourful utensils for cooking, saving a favourite program recording for the ironing etc.
So, why not the same for the wraps as a household item?! So, we seek out beautiful, brightly coloured fabrics in lots of different designs so everyone can find their own little piece of joy to wrap their food with.