What we’ve done to help save the bees

Help us support 50 million bees
by the end of 2020

Bee numbers in Ghana

Flowers for bees

Wildflowers are essential habitat for bees, but 97% of UK wildflower meadows have disappeared since the 1930s. That's why we also support wildflower meadows through donations to Plantlife.

Help #SAVETHEBEES by planting bee-friendly plants such as rosemary, foxgloves, and sunflowers - or pick up one of our 12,000 wildflowers seed packets in store, in collaboration with Friends of the Earth, while stocks last.

What we’ve done to
help save the bees


We launch our
Save the Bees campaign to combat the rapid decline of this vital pollinator

Our Save the Bees is named
Best Campaign
by The Ecologist and it
raises £13,000

First Bee Lovely
is launched


Our Bee Lovely petition launches.

To support donations, our Bee Lovely range is launched and we introduce the Bee Lovely grant to support initiatives across the U.K


We hand in a 120,000-strong Bee Lovely petition to 10 Downing Street helping secure a continent-wide ban on deadly neonictinoid pesticides.


We hit £50,000 in save the bees donations.

Four charities, including London Beekeeper's Association and Plantlife win grant from Bee Lovely donations


We help London Beekeepers Association to plant 1,000 wildflowers at Mudchute Farm


We launch our deeply nourishing Bee Lovely All Over Balm


£165,000 raised to fund projects by Bees for Development in Ghana, Plantlife and others.

Bee Lovely

Naturally nourishing for the whole family. Every Bee Lovely purchase creates a home for 100s of bees.

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Make a bee house

  1. Find or make an open ended box made of untreated wood, around 20cm deep and any width/height
  2. Drill holes into dry logs or sections of untreated timber, up to 18cm long, ensuring there are no splinters in the holes and that the holes don't reach the other end. Different sized holes will attract different bees – the harebell bee, for example, will use smaller holes
  3. Hang your bee house in a sunny position, on a firm surface such as a sturdy fence