Bees are pollinators and play a critical role in healthy ecosystems and are essential for our food production. Habitat loss and fragmentation combined with climate change are having a huge impact on bee populations and as such, we at Honey Body Care, will donate part of our profit to specific campaigns to help save bees.
There are various ways you can help protect the bees by supporting local beekeepers by getting your honey from local farmers’ markets and other local businesses. Help create a pollinator habitat with bee-friendly plants in your yard, school or business or plant a bee water garden to attract pollinators.
A list of charities and non-profit organisations that promote campaigns to save bees
Every year the British Beekeepers Association selects scientific projects from a wide range of subjects that benefit bees and beekeeping. These might include bee behaviour, bee husbandry, pollination, forage or the environment.
Grants are given to researchers on a rolling basis throughout the year – that way if someone has a particularly brilliant idea they do not have to wait until they can apply they can do it straight away.
Honey isn’t the only thing bees give us. They also provide us with food by pollinating a huge range of crops, not to mention wild plants. But like many other parts of the natural world, bees are at risk and the way we produce our food is to blame.
Britain’s bees are in trouble. 35 UK bees species are under threat of extinction, and all species face serious threats.
The decline in bees’ diversity and abundance would have a serious impact on how the natural world functions, including our crops. Bees pollinate much of the food that makes our diets healthy and tasty – from the apple in our lunchbox, to the tomatoes on our pizza.
Bees for Development promotes sustainable beekeeping as a means of alleviating poverty and promoting biodiversity. They run practical, community-based projects around the world. Their principal activities are the development, funding and support of locally-run, self-sustaining education initiatives and supporting market access.
Here are some tips to help you be bee-friendly even if you’re not a beekeeper! With a changing climate and increasing habitat loss, bees need all the help they can get.
Our mission is to increase food security and livelihoods by combining Cloud computing with world-leading bee research to provide beekeepers, farmers, researchers and governments with the new insights and knowledge they need to find solutions to the interconnected challenges of bee and biodiversity decline and climate change.