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Friends of the Honey Bee Corporate Supporters

We are pleased to be associated with the following companies and organisations that support the BBKA's activities through their activities and/or product sales.

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 brings together a host of glaze knowledge and painting skills. Between them they have designed for Liberty, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Selfridges, Harrods, Bloomingdales and Tiffany 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 continues to push the boundaries of glaze effects and lustres which are recognised as being highly collectible by those in the UK and overseas.

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 

Be Mighty Fine

Be Mighty Fine, Custom Chocolate Co– a small British London-based company making handmade chocolate are donating a percentage of their profits to Friends of the Honey Bee.

So why not try their delicious Honeycomb Dips and give all your family a real treat while helping the honey bee at the same time? Available now from www.bemightyfine.com.

Belvoir Fruit Farms

All Belvoir’s drinks are made using only natural ingredients with no artificial additives, colourings, preservatives or sweeteners.  It’s essential for the making of Belvoir’s products for the balance of nature to be maintained and so to help highlight to the next generation the importance of the honey bee to the environment and the threat they are under from the use of pesticides and certain farming methods, is very important to Belvoir.   Pev Manners, Belvoir’s Managing Director says: “We have very good relations with local beekeepers whose bees love our organic elderflower plantations and the naturally occurring elderflowers in the hedgerows around Belvoir.  However, we want to do more to help bees and beekeepers around the country and working with the Friends of the Honey Bee seems a good way to do it.  We hope people will enjoy our FreeBees promotion with the chance to have a bit of fun while doing some good.” 

Each bottle purchased will enable the drinker to ‘release a bee’ at www.belvoirfreebees.co.uk

Big 60 Million

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

Boodle boutique was ounded 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

Filberts Bees 

Filberts Bees is a family company established in 2008 to recycle wax produced by honey bees by using it in skincare and homecare products.  In turn, this activity makes beekeeping sustainable through difficult years.  Filberts Bees keeps around 100 hives around West Dorset, with a home apiary in a cider orchard, where Mark Rogers produces artisan ciders for sale in Dorset and the south of England. 

In 2008 the company made four products – Hand Salve, Original Lip Balm, Luxury Lip Balm and Beeswax Polish.  Currently, the catalogue offers over 50 lines with Hand Salve and Luxury Lip remaining best sellers.

Go to the Filberts Bees website for more information

Gisela Graham

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.

Gisela Graham is helping to save the honey bee via their Winter Garden collection. Find your local stockist 

Henryka

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

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

Jub Bulbs

We have partnered with JUB Bulbs, the internationally-renowned bulb company, to develop a pack of bee-friendly bulbs that everyone can plant and enjoy.

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

Joules Ltd

Joules produces a great range of items for home and garden – and what could be nicer than these honey bee boots inspired by our favourite pollinator?

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

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 her

Planetbee

Planetbee is a great friend of ours – with every UK sale of Planetbee wine, cider and perry supporting Friends of the Honey Bee’s vital research into combating the Varroa mite.

Planetbee Wines available through All Bar One and 120 M&B restaurants and pubs. Their Planetbee cider and perry is available through local branches of Oddbins. Enjoy sensibly – and help the honey bee at the same time! Order yours today

Tick Tock

At Tick Tock, we’ve been growing and producing the finest grade rooibos (redbush) tea ever since Grandfather Benjamin Ginsberg created the brew in 1903. Our unbroken hundred year heritage of rooibos expertise allows us to maintain the high levels of quality for which Tick Tock has become known and we have proudly become Britain’s favourite rooibos tea. Grown only in South Africa’s pristine Cedarberg Mountains, rooibos has long been valued for its natural goodness and is naturally caffeine free. After harvesting, rooibos is left to cure in the sun. When ready it gives off a sweet scent that attracts and delights the local honey bees. Tick Tock can be enjoyed by the whole family at any time of the day, even at bedtime

Show your support for the Honey Bee by purchasing these products that are available through various outlets and be confident in the knowledge that with every purchase a donation is made to the BBKA.

Funds raised will go toward Honey bee research and educational resources for schools, public information and improving beekeeper training.

If you are interested in becoming a BBKA Friends of the Honey Bee Supporter contact us now for more information, just click here. 

Zeal 

The latest range of cookware is 'Relecting Nature" Taking inspiration fron the beauty of nature. Many shapes and forms in nature have synergy with structures of useful items at home Building on this natural relationship of form, Zeal has created the 'Reflecting Nature' collection of beautiful and highly functional kitchen tools and household products. 

A donation is made to BBKA's Friends of the Honey Bee scheme for every unit sold.