The Bee’s Knees British Imports was founded in 2011 by Lucinda Sears and Donna Biscotti. Trish Zarola joined us in 2018. The company started as an online business with the mission 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.
In 2020 we opened our first pop-up physical location in West Concord, MA. In January 2021 we moved to West Acton and again in September 2022 we moved across the street to our larger, brighter location, which we hope will be our forever home.
In 2023 Boston Magazine award The Bee’s Knees with the Best of Boston® award for Best Shop for Anglophiles.
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Awards: Boston Magazine Best of Boston® 2023 Award for Best Shop for Anglophiles.
Boston Magazine Best of Boston® 2023 award for Best Shop for Anglophiles.
7/1/23 Boston Magazine Best of Boston® 2023 Best Shop for Anglophiles https://www.bostonmagazine.com/best-of-boston-archive/2023/the-bees-knees/
5/6/23 NBC Boston Community in Mass. Celebrates Coronation of King Charles III Mary Markos https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/community-in-mass-celebrates-coronation-of-king-charles-iii/3039152/
5/6/23 USA TODAY SPORTS (FOR THE WIN) Kentucky Derby fan or Coronation guest? Take our photo quiz to guess Caroline Darney https://ftw.usatoday.com/lists/kentucky-derby-coronation-photos-guessing-game Unbranded coverage. Joseph Prezioso / AFP photos from shop (2 total)
5/6/23 7 News Boston Coronation: Boston’s Brits wake up early to celebrate Coronation. Kim Lucey https://whdh.com/news/coronation-bostons-brits-wake-up-early/
5/6/23 Womens Wear Daily King Charles III Coronation Celebrated Around the World Joseph Prezioso / AFP https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/gallery/king-charles-coronation-reaction-worldwide-1235643838/
Acton Shop Celebrates Coronation 5/6/2023
Getty Images US-BRITAIN-ROYALS-CORONATION Joseph Prezioso / AFP https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/customers-wore-fascinators-as-they-shop-to-celebrate-the-news-photo/1252782241
Customers wore fascinators as they shop to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III at The Bee's Knees British store in Acton, Massachusetts, on May 6, 2023. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
5/6/2023 Getty Images US-BRITAIN-ROYALS-CORONATION Joseph Prezioso / AFP https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/person-wears-a-monarch-fascinator-as-they-celebrate-the-news-photo/1252782242 A person wears a "monarch" fascinator as they celebrate the coronation of King Charles III at The Bee's Knees British store in Acton, Massachusetts on
May 6, 2023. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
5/5/2023 Forbes 60 Mother’s Day Gifts For Mother-In-Laws That Show How Well You Know Her. Annie Davidson https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes-personal-shopper/2023/05/05/best-mothers-day-gifts-for-mother-in-law/
5/4/23 Northshore Magazine* (Sponsored) The Bee’s Knees in Acton Sells One-of-a-Kind British Gifts https://www.nshoremag.com/shop-renew/the-bees-knees-in-acton-sells-one-of-a-kind-british-gifts/
5/3/23 Mass Live Anglophiles and expats ready a ‘cuppa’ for Charles III coronation Saturday Jim Kinney https://www.masslive.com/news/2023/05/anglophiles-and-expats-ready-a-cuppa-for-charles-iii-coronation-saturday.html
3/2023 Victoria Magazine On The Wings of Spring Leslie Bennett Smith https://victoriamag.com Wrendale Feed the Birds Tin & Emma Bridgewater Garden Birds Tray featured.
3/2023 Boston Common Magazine Spring Forward - Tea Doris Lee https://mlbostoncommon.com Introducing Victoria Eggs Afternoon Tea Collection.
5/2/23WCVB 5 Boston British goods shop in Massachusetts ready to celebrate coronation of King Charles III Katie Thompson https://www.wcvb.com/article/massachusetts-british-goods-shop-king-charles-iii-coronation/43771450
4/29/23 Macaroni KID Acton-Lexington You’re Invited May 6th! The Bee’s Knees Coronation Celebration Macaroni KID https://lexington.macaronikid.com/articles/644d24fc969cf67a1e97d505/youre-invited-may-6th-the-bees-knees-coronation-celebration
4/28/23 Macaroni KID Derry You’re Invited May 6th! The Bee’s Knees Coronation Celebration Macaroni KID https://derry.macaronikid.com/articles/644bfef70399d426cf151662/you%E2%80%99re-invited-may-6th-the-bee%E2%80%99s-knees-coronation-celebration.
4/28/23 Macaroni KID Nashua You’re Invited May 6th! The Bee’s Knees Coronation Celebration Macaroni KID https://nashua.macaronikid.com/articles/644bfffe97a46c4c823500c3/you%E2%80%99re-invited-may-6th-the-bee%E2%80%99s-knees-coronation-celebration
4/22/23 Christina's Cucina* (partnership) How To Make Loose Leaf Tea Christina Conte https://www.christinascucina.com/how-to-make-loose-leaf-tea/
4/10/23 what a girl eats* (partnership) How To Host A Coronation PartyCynthia McCloud Woodman https://whatagirleats.com/how-to-host-an-english-party/
1/31/2023 Off The MRKT The Sweetest Treats This Valentine’s Day Annabella Pardo https://www.offthemrkt.com/blogs/the-sweetest-treats-this-valentines-day Valentine's Day
12/1/2022 Bake From Scratch Magazine A Holiday Gift Baking GuideEmma Bridgewater Hawthorn Berries Set of 3 Cake Tins featured.
10/5/2022 Macaroni KID Derry GRAND OPENING THURS 10/6 - The Bee’s Knees British Imports (Acton MA) Macaroni KID https://derry.macaronikid.com/articles/633d88536db38224daa76a78/grand-opening-thurs-10-6-the-bee%E2%80%99s-knees-british-imports-(acton-ma)
10/5/2022 Macaroni KID Nashua GRAND OPENING THURS 10/6 - The Bee’s Knees British Imports (Acton MA) Macaroni KID https://nashua.macaronikid.com/articles/633d86ffd32eaa160d1883d6/grand-opening-thurs-10-6-the-bee%E2%80%99s-knees-british-imports-(acton-ma)
10/5/2022 Macaroni KID Acton-Lexington GRAND OPENING THURS 10/6 - The Bee’s Knees British Imports (Acton MA) Macaroni KID https://lexington.macaronikid.com/articles/633de9940152254f2cb8d36f/the-bee%E2%80%99s-knees-british-imports
10/1/2022 The Everyday Glam Gazette No Tricks, All Treats! Halloween Toast & Marmalade Witches' Fingers 8 1/2 Plate/ Emily Loftiss https://mailchi.mp/889fa15e18f5/octobergazette
9/19/2022 WCVB 5 Boston Watching pageantry of queen's funeral, local business owner 'proud to be a Brit' Ted Wayman https://www.wcvb.com/article/watching-pageantry-of-queens-funeral-local-business-owner-proud-to-be-a-brit/41283540
9/9/2022 WCVB 5 Boston British-owned business delays grand opening celebration after death of Queen Ted Wayman https://www.wcvb.com/article/british-owned-business-delays-grand-opening-celebration-after-death-of-queen/41135709
9/7/2022 Bezinga Top Retailer of British Imports Expands Available Product Inventory and Celebrates Grand Opening on September 9th AccessWire https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/22/09/ac28778033/the-bees-knees-british-imports-grows-into-new-larger-u-s-location
9/7/2022 Yahoo Sports The Bee’s Knees British Imports Grows into New, Larger, U.S. Location AccessWire https://sports.yahoo.com/bee-knees-british-imports-grows-140300627.html
12/1/2021 Bake From Scratch Magazine Holiday Baking Must Haves https://www.bakefromscratch.com
Emma Bridgewater Partridge Deep Rectangular Tin featured.
08/2020 Country Living Magazine Pick Your Picnic - In The City Carmen Collins https://www.countryliving.com Sophie Allport melamine bee plate featured.