Many, many thanks to all our supporters – large and small!
Whether you be an individual, company, organisation, school or other group involved as a supporter of Friends of the Honey Bee, we would like to say a big THANK YOU! Every penny helps in our national campaign to make Britain buzz with bees again!
And don’t forget, you can continue to support the Honey Bee through everyday purchasing! Please take a look at some of the corporate partners who are helping right now to save the honey bee.
Joy Everley Fine Jewellers
Joy’s retreat in North Wales yields a wealth of inspiration for her growing collection of Flora and Fauna jewellery. Inspired by her walks through country meadows, the Bee Collection captures the naturalistic shape of the bee with it’s body slightly curled as if it’s just coming to land on a flower. Hoverflies are important pollinators of flowering plants. Yasmin Everley’s Hoverfly rings, necklaces and earrings can also be found in this collection.For every purchase of our Bee or Hover-fly jewellery, Joy Everley will donate 10% of the total item cost to BBKA’s Friends of the Honey Bee scheme. To see the range click here
Maya the Bee
Maya, is a busy little bee, ready to leave her hive and live in the meadow, free like a…..bee. The world is just too big and too fascinating to remain confined to the restricted life of the hive. But soon Maya realises that a bigger challenge beckons and that together with her friend Willy, she must return and save their hive from the greedy queen’s advisor and end the long-term hostility between bees and hornets. Join Maya and her friends, as they set off on their “unbelievable” adventures.
Originally published as a book in 1912, MAYA THE BEE is an international TV and licensing phenomenon. The long awaited feature film with its €17m budget is set to delight audiences across the UK. The film was produced by Studio 100 Media and Buzz Studios, and will be distributed in the UK by Primal Screen. DVD;s now available raising funds for Friends of the Honey bee.
Anita Harris Art Pottery
Anita Harris Art Pottery will be donating a percentage of all sales of their ‘Daisy Bee’ pottery to the Friends of the Honey Bee scheme.”We hope you like our range of Daisy
Bee pottery and we look forward to being able to help our friends of the honey bee.”
Anita Harris previously with Moorcroft’s Cobridge Stoneware and Head of Design at Poole Pottery, has formed Anita Harris Art Pottery with Sam Johnson. This is a dream
team in the ceramics world as both artists are well known worldwide and are artists in their own right. This exciting alliance bring together a host of glaze knowledge and painting skills. Between them they have designed for Liberty, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer’s, Selfridges, Harrods, Bloomingdales and Tiffany’s New York to name but a few. They have chosen to create this collection to raise funds for the BBKA via the Friends of the Honey Bee initiative. Anita Harris Art pottery continue to push the boundaries of glaze effects and lustres which are recognised as being highly collectible by those in the UK and overseas.
Founded in 2014, Big60Million is a new type of community benefit energy company that was created with the vision that as many of the UK’s 60 million residents as possible should be able to share the benefits of UK solar farms. In particular Big60Million believes that communities closest to our solar farms should have the opportunity to benefit from them financially, environmentally and socially.
Boodle Boutique was founded in 2010 by Bethan Buss. Boodle always uses sustainable materials such as organic cotton, eco-friendly inks and recycled paper to ensure a low impact and high quality product.
We are particularly pleased to be supported by Boodle because of their strong environmental focus and we’re really pleased with their new “Bee Tee” shirt which is available for men and women. Every shirt sold donates £1.00 to our campaign. Find out more here.
Henryka is one of the UK’s leading specialists designing and handcrafting unique Silver and Amber jewellery, placing great emphasis on designing and making their own jewellery. With their extensive range of amber and silver jewellery designs they believe that whatever jewellery item you seek, you’ll find the perfect piece for you or the perfect gift for someone special.
Their contemporary selection of gifts and jewellery features amber brooches, bangles, earrings, necklaces, rings, pendants and so much more. They also have a growing section for men and kids so you can dress up other members of the family in amber too! Visit them at www.henryka.co.uk
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 all the leading lifestyle stores in the UK. The company’s products are designed to suit each room in the house: grown-ups and children’s bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room, hallway, kitchen, work-room/study – as well as the garden and patio outside.
Originally from Germany, Gisela is in personal charge of a talented in-house team of designers at the converted stable-yard that serves as her London office. Visit them their site here. To find a list of stockists please click here
Attic Self Storage
Attic Self Storage is a secure self storage business conveniently placed for many locations in East London. A modern business with a contemporary outlook, Attic is also fully committed to supporting the environment.
As well as its support for Friends of the Honey Bee, the company’s environmental policies are impressive. The company is well known for its wildflower gardens (providing much needed food for bees around its facilities. Visit their site here
Just Bee Drinks
Just Bee Drinks is a young company producing refreshing, natural spring water drinks infused with honey and other natural ingredients. Everything is 100% natural and each contains fewer than 50 calories with no refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. Instead, you just enjoy 100% goodness and refreshment with just a drop of pure, natural honey. Fabulous! Visit their site here
Planetbee Wines available through All Bar One and 120 M&B restaurants and pubs. Their cider and perry is available through local branches of Oddbins. Enjoy sensibly – and help the honey bee at the same time!
Joules gives a percentage of profits from these boots to fund our Varroa campaign – so look stylish and help the honey bee at the same time! Check them out at www.joules.com
Be Mighty Fine – custom chocolates
So why not try their delicious Honeycomb Dips or special Honey Comb bar in various flavours and give all your family a real treat while helping the honey bee at the same time? Available now from www.mightyfine.co.
This specially created selection of spring flowering bulbs will ensure that all of our bees will have a much needed supply of nectar and pollen as they emerge from winter. Presented in a jute bag, which can be reused, are 80 bulbs that will provide nutrient rich food as the colonies establish themselves. Buy yours from our own online shop: www.thepollenbasket.com