Our intiatives have been focused on protecting bees & beekeepers for over 12 years.
We call them ‘Hives For Lives’
Since 2009, we’ve been the lead sponsor of LASI’s Sussex Plan for Honey Bee Health and Well-Being, a research scheme led by the UK’s only Professor of Apiculture, Professor Francis Ratnieks.
For over11 YRSwe’ve been funding research into honey bee welfare
In 2014, we created a unique, three-year apprenticeship scheme with the BFA specially designed to introduce younger people to a career in bee farming.
Why being a beekeeper has never been more important
Gen Bee: Meet the new generation of bee farmers
We have trained37apprentices through our Bee A Bee Farmer scheme
Since 2018, we have worked with Bees for Development (BFD) to combat poverty by giving members of a community in Ethiopia the skills to keep bees and sell the honey produced, as well as reforesting degraded land
Escaping severe poverty through beekeeping
Teaching beekeeping skills as a route out of child marriage
Our trained beekeepers are now tending1,000new bee colonies