Sponsor a Beehive
Helping bees to keep our world alive!
Around the world, bee populations are dwindling before our eyes. In recent years, several domestic and wild bee species have been placed on endangered lists. This is worrisome, as bees are the biggest pollinators and play a vital role in producing crops and sustaining the agriculture industry. In short, this means our food sources are at risk.
Put simply, we cannot live without bees
Your sponsorship helps us to fund new bee hives, new bee colonies and will support us in looking after the hives in a sustainable and healthy way.
Did you Know
Bees have 5 eyes and 6 legs.
Honey bees harvest nectar and pollen from flowering plants.
Male bees are called Drones and they do not have a stinger and Worker bees are females. …
Honey bees live in large groups called colonies which on average will contain around 50,000 bees.
Bees make excellent pollinators because while visiting flowers, bees’ fuzzy legs grab onto pollen and carry it from flower to flower, thus pollinating other plants, which makes plants able to make fruit and seeds.
Bees must fly about 55,000 miles just to make one pound of honey
We are dependent on bees to fertilise many of our crops
A large portion of global food crops rely on insects and animals for their pollination. Honey bees are among the most numerous and efficient pollinator species in the world. Considering that the average honey bee can visit more than 2,000 flowers in one day.
Did you know
Every purchase goes towards a real beehive, helping the honeybee population recover and supporting honeybee related initiatives around the UK. You also receive updates on how your sponsored hive is progressing.
In a Honey Bee Colony, there are only three types of bees, The Queen, Workers and Drones. A Honey Bee Colony contains generally One Queen, thousands of female workers, and some male drones. Only the Queen produces eggs and she can lay around 1,200 eggs day, the remaining females perform all other duties, doing different jobs at different stages of their short lives. Drones have no stinger and have only one job, that’s to mate with queens from other hives
Bees live about 10 weeks and can fly 1 week after hatching.
There are 20,000 different species of bee
3.5 million acres of crops depend on honeybees for pollination
1/3 of the human diet is from insect-pollinated plants of which 80% of that 1/3, is pollinated by honeybees.
What you receive when you adopt a beehive
Depending on your package.
Free A4 Full Colour Bee Sponsorship Certificate, an A4 Infograph, a beautiful colour A5 Photograph, some Bee friendly Stickers, a Life of bees Infograph, a packet of Wild Flower seeds. Photographs of your sponsored hive and photos of (a few) of your bees and with the Queen package.. Your name on the Side of a hive with an A5 photo and 2 Jars of honey from your hive when harvested.