Friends of the Bees - making Britain a better place for pollinators

Friends of the Bees

Together, we can make Britain a better place for pollinators!

- by discouraging the use of 'pesticides'
- by creating more pollinator-friendly habitat
- by planting and encouraging native, flowering plants
- by encouraging beekeepers to adopt more 'nature-friendly' methods
- by promoting the nurturance of native bees and discouraging imports

Please support Friends of the Bees projects.
You can use this button to make a regular or one-off donation.

About Friends of the Bees

Friends of the Bees is a non-profit Community Interest Company, run entirely by unpaid volunteers. All our income is used to fund projects designed to improve conditions for pollinators, with a special emphasis on bees - and not just honeybees, but all pollinator species indigenous to the British Isles.

Our low overheads mean that we can make best use of our income, which is currently entirely from donations.

Our current projects

  • The British Black Bee Project
  • Restoring to practical use of two of Bother Adam's apiaries in South Devon
  • Establishing an isolated mating apiary on Dartmoor
  • Constructing a teaching apiary within the Dartmoor National Park
  • Investigating pracical ways to combat the invasive Asian hornet

How you can get involved

We no longer have a membership scheme as such, but you are welcome to become a supporter of our work by making a one-off or regular donation, which can be as little as UK£1.00 per month. You can use the button on the left to donate using PayPal or any credit or debit card. You can also subscribe to our free, occasional newsletter so we can keep you up to date with our projects.

Our new logo...

...is based on an original by Lou Sherwood.