What wildlife garden would be complete without a bug hotel of some sort? Those were are sentiments when we commissioned cob-artist Susie Jenkins of Cobnuts to come up with a unique design for Alresford Rail Station in Essex. The result, a life-size (note the current photo is of her prototype and not to scale!) model […]
Jack Fawdry Tatham is an artist and bee keeper based in London. He works with traditional printmaking techniques, drawing on to copper plates to produce highly detailed works on paper – such as our Build-a-Bee puppet. Here, he has combined his love of printmaking and bee keeping in a limited edition etching, showing the detailed […]
We commissioned local artist Natasha Clutterbuck to create a bee-friendly mural for the waiting room at Frome Railway Station – one of the oldest railway station still in operation in Britain. She used a palette of charcoal, local mud and vegetable stains to provide colour to the plants and pollinators. How many pollinators can you […]
We worked with street artist HarpoArt to create this 17m-long, bee-themed mural that tells the story of pollination and pollinators.
Charlotte Pearson of Scarcroft School, York won a competition to design a bee-friendly sculpture for our planter at Peterborough. The result, produced by Amalgam Modelmaking, features holes for solitary bees to nest in.
We worked with Amalgam Modelmaking to produce a 1.8m tall observation hive in the booking hall at Durham. Bees were installed in May 2019 and, to date, and are being looked after by a local beekeeping group. To date, the bees are doing well.