Beattie's Blog

Bee a Hero with Just Giving

Here at Friends of the Honey Bee we. like you, are passionate about bees and about their future. Last year’s winter losses are still too high (an average of 14.9%) and we need to do all we can to help make our bees stronger and more able to resist disease in the hive. Right now, […]

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Winnie-the-Pooh joins our campaign!

  We’re excited to announce our new partnership with the iconic British and honey-loving bear, Winnie-the-Pooh! To encourage families to help honey bees, we’ve joined forces with Egmont Publishing – the publisher of the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories – to create a special ‘bee-friendly’ guide. Helping families to understand the part they can play, the new […]

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New bee stamps from the Royal Mail

Since May 2014, the British Beekeepers Association (the organisation behind Friends of the Honey Bee) has been working with the Royal Mail to produce a new range of stamps featuring bees and their lifestyle. The result is an exceptionally fine collection of stamps which will not only grace any letter, packet or parcel but will […]

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Boodles of style! Boodle Boutique joins us.

We’re delighted to announce a new partner in Boodle Boutique – and we’re really pleased with their new Bee Tee – a tee-shirt featuring our favourite insect! Boodle, one of our new corporate sponsors, is a Bristol-based designer maker founded in 2010 by Bethan Buss, a Textile Design graduate of Nottingham Trent University and who has been designing and […]

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Gisela Graham teams up with Friends of the Honey Bee

Friends of the Honey Bee is delighted to announce that Gisela Graham has joined our campaign to support the honey bee and to help fund research into varroa. Gisela Graham is one of Europe’s leading giftware design companies, specialising in crafting beautiful decorations for both home and garden and selling in about 5,000 shops – including […]

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Just Bee Drinks joins Friends of the Honey Bee!

“We care about Bee Numbers, not E-Numbers”, say Joe and Andy at  Just Bee Drinks, the latest corporate sponsor of Friends of the Honey Bee. Just Bee Drinks is a new, Manchester-based company specialising in spring water flavoured only by 100% natural ingredients (no sweeteners or refined sugar) and with a touch of honey to provide that […]

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Attic Self Storage supports Friends of the Honey Bee

Friends of the Honey Bee is delighted to announce that London-based secure storage business, Attic Self Storage, has become a supporter of our campaign to put the buzz back into Britain’s landscape. The company, well known for its wildflower gardens (providing much needed food for bees around its facilities), is pleased to donate £1 from the fee for […]

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Henryka supports Friends of the Honey Bee

Friends of the Honey Bee is delighted that specialist jewellery designers Henryka have offered to support our campaign by donating £1.oo from every sale of their delightful amber and silver honey bee necklace. The nature of amber means that the necklace comes in a variety of colours, comprising a small silver bumble bee pendant with a cherry amber body […]

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Rosie & Twine become Friends

If you, like every honey bee, love flowers then here’s some great news. Rosie & Twine has become a new Friend of the Honey Bee. Rosie & Twine is a new “Flowers by Subscription” service that focuses on delivering beautiful and predominately British flowers – helping British flower growers while at the same time protecting the […]

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Government announces new plans for pollinators

The government today announced new plans to help create more bee-friendly environments for bees and other pollinators. Although there is much work still to be done across the UK, this measure will help utilise the vast area of land alongside motorways and railway lines and turn them into valuable contributors to bee forage – and […]

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