This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Bee Lovely and Help Save the Bees campaign

What we’ve done to
help save the bees

2011

We launch our
Save The Bees campaign to combat the rapid decline of this vital pollinator. It was names Best Campaign by the Ecologist and we raised £13,000

2012

We started our
Bee Lovely petition and to support donations our Bee Lovely collection was launched supporting initiatives across the UK

2013

We handed in
a 120,000 strong Bee Lovely petition to 10 Downing Street helping to secure a continent wide ban on deadly neonictinoid pesticides. Neonics are 7000 times more toxic than DDT, a chemical pesticide banned in the UK in 1984

2016

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

2020

Over 56 million bees supported in Ghana. £167,000 of donations from our Bee Lovely campaign enabled Bees for Development to help set up 1,136 hives, most of them full of up to 60,000 bees during the height of the season.

Continuing the campaign

1 of 3 bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators for a successful harvest. It is vital that we continue our work to save the Bees. 3% of sales from our Bee Lovely collection go to charities that help protect 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