Representing children's book illustrators since 1990

Founder Paul Beebee left College at Redruth, Cornwall in 1986 with an HND in Technical Illustration. All fired up after gaining a place at Blue Chip Illustration in Malmesbury, Wiltshire he immediately became immersed in the hectic existence as in-house freelance general illustrator, part of the very busy team working for mostly advertising agencies and design companies in the area illustrating anything from power stations to jars of pills. After breaking away and moving to Cirencester in 1989 he started Beehive Illustration, an agency representing fellow colleagues and illustrator friends, from the garden shed.

Skip forward nearly 30 years, Beehive is now a team of 8 with over 150 top-class illustrators on the books based all over the world. They have been creating the artwork for thousands of children's books and are very proud of their hard-earned reputation delivering great service, gentle understanding, and an uncompromising objective to deliver exactly what their customers have come to expect: beautiful illustrations on time, all the time.


Our team