Our Story

The Bee’s Knees was born in 2011 from a mutual appreciation of our shared English heritage. Donna was born in England to a British mother and American father and spent part of her youth in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Lucinda was born and raised in Cheshire, England. Now living in Massachusetts, we met fundraising for our children’s elementary school. As a friendship was forged over several years of volunteering and many cups of tea, we realized how well we worked together and decided to begin this journey to bring a small part of Britain “across the pond.”In 2019 Trish joined The Bee’s Knees team. A fellow Brit, Trish grew up in Newbury, England. She lived in Toronto for a couple of years before moving to the US in 2004.As The Bee’s Knees continued to grow, the world faced a global pandemic. As an online business, we were fortunate to be able to continue to ship to our customers without interruption. As 2020 progressed we realized there were lots of empty store fronts in our area, so we decided to open a pop-up shop for a couple of months for the holidays to increase our local audience. We found a cute little storefront in neighboring West Concord and opened our doors in October. We were overwhelmed by the support for our little shop (although some people thought we were crazy to open during the pandemic!). We soon realized that the business would not be going back to Lucinda’s basement, and that we would need a larger, more permanent space. 562 Massachusetts Ave in West Acton became our new home from January 2021. We had more space to display our lovely products and a dedicated packing area for our online orders. It felt huge at first. But not for long. Thanks to our loyal following, our business continued to grow and we started dreaming about an even bigger shop. All we needed to do was look across the street. We hope we have found our forever home at 566 Massachusetts Ave – on the corner of Windsor Ave (how appropriate). In 2023 we were thrilled to be awarded the Best of Boston® Best Shop for Anglophiles byBostonMagazine.The Bee’s Knees mission is to provide the finest quality British-made and designed products. Our curated collection of products has a unique style to appeal to Brits abroad, Anglophiles and customers who appreciate quality home and gift wares. We aim to attract and maintain our customers by providing first-class, reliable customer service. We hope you enjoy our delightful products. If you have any questions or comments we would love to hear from you at info@thebeeskneesbritishimports.com.

Lucinda, Donna & Trish.

From Our Customers

I recently received my order of the cherry almond jelly and small red mailbox tin. I just loved the red mailboxes in England. So different from the ones here. I have NEVER had an order that was so well wrapped and packaged. Kudos to y'all. I look forward to purchasing more items from you as I know they will be packaged with great care. Thank you.


Everything’s wonderful.  I love your store, you have lovely things and you take such care packing things and it’s very nice.

New York

I have received my order and would like to compliment you on the excellent packing!  Every item was so carefully wrapped and the whole box attractively arranged - thanks!


Got my order in perfect time and I wanted to say thank you for your superb packing job---over and above and so nicely done.

Rhode Island

Received order today. Very quick ship. Mugs both beautiful and am very pleased with product and service.

New Jersey

I am so pleased with all of the items I recently ordered. They are well made and just beautiful. Also, the quality of your packing and shipping is outstanding. Thank you so much for offering quality merchandise and showing such care to your customers.

New York

Thanks for the marvellous service on this order. The mug arrived in record time, packed like it was a Stradivarius. Good work!


I just love my new Moreland pottery “Put Kettle On” mug. This was my first purchase from the Bees Knees and I am more than satisfied. Shipping was prompt and the mug arrived in perfect condition. I couldn’t be happier with its adorable design.

New Jersey

I'm in love with this cute bag. I've had so many compliments on it.
I'm so totally amazed with The Bees Knees customer service! I ordered it Friday and received it Monday! Thank you TBK!