Friday, April 11, 2014

Featured Friday - The Wooden Bee

Oh my! I have sure been on quite the hiatus! Going to start a few things back up (yay!). I will be changing the posting approach to "Featured Friday" so that only one shop will be featured a month. The shops coming up will be a mix of some left over interview's from last year, as well as a chance to get to know our Team Leader's who help put together and manage our Etsy Page.

This Friday's interview is with Bee, owner of The Wooden Bee

Tell me a bit about yourself and what you sell:

Hello! My name is Bee, a nickname from school that stuck. The Wooden Bee sounded like the perfect name for our reclaimed wood business, when we opened three years ago. I try to stay as involved as possible with our Florida Etsy Street Team. They are great resource of artist and info for an Etsy shop like myself. I specifically help out with FEST Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Favorite piece you have made- and why?
Oh this has to be the hardest question. I love all the things I make. My husband often asks, "Is that for you or a customer?" when eyeing a new custom piece in the workshop. One wedding anniversary we made ourselves a reclaimed wood frame. It is probably my favorite. Beautiful cherry wood and salvaged glass, frame a bee printed on antique paper.






 What inspires you?

The wood. It still amazes me how much BEAUTIFUL, unwanted wood is out there. 100% of our wood would have otherwise found itself in a landfill. We drive all over Central Florida collecting quality hardwoods for our shop.

Favorite part about living in Florida?

The weather. We can spend 365 days outside... gardening, playing, and enjoying mother nature here in the sunshine state!

See yourself in 5 years?
Gardening, playing mom, and upcycling wood. I love my life, so I hope too much doesn't change.

What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
Lots of fruits and vegetables. If I'm not growing them, I'm getting them from a produce coop. My newest thing is flavored water! There is always a bottle in the fridge. Just add some lemon, cucumbers, herbs, or whatever you like to filtered water. It's so refreshing!

If you could have any pet what would it be?

If you could have ANY pet, what would you have (why and name)? I want chickens! lol I dream of the day that we have a little backyard coop with some hens and fresh eggs! Do you name chickens? Maybe something like Hattie, Clover, and Flo? :)

Thank you for letting me interview you and all the hard work you do for our team. Remember to go show The Wooden Bee some love <3
As it comes, it goes


  1. Thank you so much for the feature Chelsey! The questions were fun! I have a giveaway on my blog: to celebrate Earth Day this month. $25 gift certificate to our Etsy shop!

  2. What a great feature! Thanks so much for sharing, I love all your work Bee!

    1. Thanks Gari Anne! I love the support, especially coming from such a talented shop owner! :)

  3. Love it!
    - I guess I never really thought about the wasted wood in our world and that is an eye opener (I'll admit that I have been a bad World resident!) , so thank you for that!
    I do love your work Bee, thank you for sharing!

  4. Wonderful feature, thank you for all you do for our team... I love that you are using reclaimed wood.

  5. Chickens! Love it!!! Great names too. We have several friends that have chickens..all with names :) Nice Q&A!