When we were in need of an illustrator to help us create bee ID guides for station nature trails, we looked no further than Sorcha Faulkner. Based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, her distinct style provides anatomically correct detail, whilst remaining fun, fresh and appealing-to-all. Find her work on our nature trail tiles at stations, […]
The Yards & The Bees was a series of bold art installations celebrating urban bees at The Yards Covent Garden, in London. After the exhibition came to a close, three of the four artworks were generously donated to the Bee Friendly Trust and now find themselves at three of our bee-friendly projects. ‘Urban Ecosystem’ (pictured) […]
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 model of commuters with holes in their eyes, mouths and clothing where solitary […]
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.