• Beefayre & Appleyard London

    This June we have teamed up with the stylish flower boutique Appleyard London to run a joint competition. For your chance to win a luxury bundle of products & flowers worth £200.   CLICK HERE TO ENTER and answer the simple question, what percentage do we donate to bee conservation every year? Good luck! ⭐️ Furthermore, all Beefayre customers have been given a £10 gift voucher.     SHOP HERE in the ‘Scented Creations’ Flowers and Beefayre Gifts section.     Enter: BEEFAYRE10 to claim your £10 voucher. Appleyard was born out of a passion for boutique floral design. Their experienced florists craft each bouquet by hand to create gorgeous gifts, so that you can send flowers to surprise and delight your loved ones, making every occasion memorable.
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  • The Great British Bee Count

    Great British Bee Count: What you need to know Our bees are in trouble – can you help? Join Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count from 19 May to 30 June 2017, and our free app will get you off to a flying start in identifying and recording different species. By taking part, you’ll learn more about our brilliant bees and easy ways to help them. It’s also a great nature activity to do with children – encouraging them to get up close with these wonderful insects. You’ll be helping experts build our understanding of different species. For example, how they’re coping with impacts such as climate change and habitat loss – so that ultimately we might reverse their decline. It’s more important than ever that we act together now to save be...
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  • Beefayre at This Morning Live

    We are delighted to be part of the first ever This Morning Live Show 18-21 May, at NEC Birmingham.  Come and see us on Stand B343. We are doing a special tasting session at the show with our honey, pollen and propolis as well as offering free packets of ‘seeds for bees’ to the first 50 customers on the stand each day.  https://www.theticketfactory.com/thismorninglive/online/
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  • Update on the EU Pesticide Moratorium

    This is perhaps useful for all of us to know and understand. The partial two year EU pesticide moratorium came to an end in January this year. I couldn’t find any statements or results of the official government out come so I contacted Dave Goulson (British biologist, conservationist, and Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex) who informed me that the EFSA – the European food safety authority are not now likely to produce a recommendation on neonics until September. It must be said the UK voted against the moratorium but the EU enforced that. Sadly bees are rather attracted to crops treated with neonics, they actually like the buzz…So in a nutshell: the partial ban is still in place for certain cropping situations as the  lobbying from both sides continues. So the EU c...
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  • Seeds for Bees

    Bee Happy! We have just completed our biggest ever ‘Seeds for Bees’ giveaway. This year we teamed up with the lovely people at Fothergills to send out thousands of packets of snap dragon seeds. It’s part of our annual 3% donation and ongoing commitment to plant up much needed habitat for our hard working pollinators.   If you have received a packet, get planting this Spring and send us pictures via social media as we would love to see the fruits of your labour! https://www.facebook.com/beefayre https://uk.pinterest.com/beefayreloves https://www.instagram.com/beefayreloves https://twitter.com/beefayre
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  • Creating Bee Habitats

    This excellent new research has just published! In a nutshell if we plant an area with wild flowers that area will yield 4 times as many bumble bees, so its some thing we can all do and get involved with. The scientists used a combination of different approaches (habitat manipulation, land-use and habitat surveys, demographic and spatial modeling and molecular genetics) to come to a robust overview as to the effects of habitat quality (i.e. wildflower availability) on bumblebee survivability. It was found availability of access to wildflowers could markedly increase bumblebee survivability, by up to four times compared to control, or having no wildflower access in an agricultural landscape. The main things to take away from this study is that diversity of wildflowers is very important ...
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