Our Farm Shop Is Fully Open | Monday to Saturday 9am until 5pm & Sundays 10am until 4pm (Nourish from 9.30 am on Sundays) | Nourish Open For Indoor Dining & Takeaways - Walk Ins Only

Meet Our Suppliers - Nikola Candela

WHO ARE YOU? WHAT’S YOUR STORY, HOW & WHY DID YOU GET INTO THE BUSINESS?

I’m Joelle, the name behind the brand. My little business started off as a tester in line with my home décor store and it just took off from there, very quickly! I have always wanted to be my own boss and being told what to do wasn’t me, and now I am my own boss. My love of bee’s really helped shape my business and being known as the ‘Bumblebee whisper ’ really helped!

WHAT MAKES THE BUSINESS A COOL PLACE TO BE

Knowing everything I do is helping save the bees!

IF YOU WEREN’T RUNNING THE BUSINESS WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING 

Saving bee’s and travelling.

WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

Expending my brand and moving from a unit to a shop unit.

WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT

Everything I do in my business is helping save the planet. From recycling to donating to helping. It just me, a one man show, so you truly get a unique item down to the hand drawn bee on the labels.

BEST MOMENT

When I had my first stockist order in Japan, through word of mouth from a customer based here. The fact my little bee made its way across the world is an amazing feeling!

A VALUABLE LESSON 

Don’t compare someone else’s business Instagram page to yours. The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence.

RECOMMEND SOMETHING

The floral diffuser. A unique diffuser made with handmade Sola Wood flowers.

WHAT OR WHO IS YOUR INSPIRATION AND WHY?

My Husband and my great aunt (Sadly no longer with us) My husband because he’s work so hard and has a great mindset and helps me with my maths! My aunt who always gave me great advice, both helped me thorough tough times when I nearly gave up.

THINGS YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT

My dog, coffee, and the support from my family

FAVOURITE MEAL OR GO TO SNACK

Now this is a tricky one. Must have my Coffee every day. Warm crusty bread with salted butter is my weakness! These are just a few ...

WHAT SONG WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD TO THE FARM PLAYLIST

Acto lll – Compromiso – Estrella Damm 2020

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE FARM STRATFORD?

Everything! They make my coffee just the way I like it. The whole place, the atmosphere, the deco, the staff and the products! I never go in there and come out empty handed.