About Us

Debbie and Roger purchased an old Welsh farmhouse and 10 acres of farmland and woodlands in 2018.

The first few years were dedicated to renovating the house and creating three rustic holiday cottages from the old outbuildings with all modern comforts, including: woodfired hot tubs and private terraces. Following our aim to live a sustainable lifestyle, we call this business The Good Life Wales following on from  Tom and Barbara Goods characters in the 1970s comedy.

Now we are developing complementary services in our woodlands and fields promoting “Nurture with Nature” – escaping the busy lifestyles we find ourselves immersed in and exploring ways to get back to Nature.

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Brecon Beecombs

Roger has been working with bees since 2017 attending hives for several of his gardening clients and more recently setting up our own apiary at The Good Life Wales.

As well as the hives of honey bees, Roger is also creating habitats for many other bee species within the woodlands. Structures to encourage all types of bees have been constructed in many places and can be visited by our clients.

We are also developing wild meadow areas; forest gardens and areas of lavender and many other bee friendly flowers and plants to encourage our bee community

Our courses initially give a classroom background to all aspects of bee colonies and the intricacies of their hives and the life of a honey bee.

Hands-on training is also a key part of the course to give you a full immersion into the daily workings of being a beekeeper.

Brecon Beecombs is a play on words to link our beautiful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons with the fascinating life of the honey bee.

The iconic slopes of Pen y Fan mid Wales’ highest peak is visible from our woodlands and creates the backdrop of our apiary and the outside teaching areas.


What We Do

One Day Introduction Course

All the basics for anybody considering taking up beekeeping. Includes hands-on hive inspections.

Meet the Bees in the Brecon Beacons

Meet the Bees

Would you like to look inside the world of bees? Try one of our Meet the Bees sessions

Accommodation Options

Cottage accommodation at The Good Life Wales allowing extra relax time in the Brecon Beacons.

Download our Bee Diary

Understand the life and year of a honey bee. A free download of our Bee Diary to help you familiarise with the work and complexity of a honey bee colony