Our Story

Back in 1933, when Censu Friggieri opened the Busy Bee Confectionery serving Maltese favourites like the renowned ricotta filled kannoli, almond pastries, pastini and krustini, little could he have imagined that by the turn of the millennium Busy Bee was to become a leading outside catering company and a household name, synonymous with genuine and wholesome products.

When Censu’s son Edwin, took over the business in 1974 he kept on building on his father’s reputation and over the years he introduced Italian delicacies such as Dolci di Mandorla and handmade Torroncini, which the Maltese were enjoying whilst abroad.  Over the years the humble confectionery was established as an Italian styled Coffee Shop and Tavola Calda, serving a varied menu of foods, savouries, sweets and beverages whilst at the same time Busy Bee was also providing quality catering for weddings parties and receptions.  In 1988, Busy Bee would  acquire Villa Mdina at Naxxar, consolidating  Busy Bee’s leading position in the field of outside catering with what is probably Malta’s most sought after venue for weddings and receptions.