How to help bees survive droughts and heatwaves

From creating bee drinking stations to protecting pollinator-friendly plants, keep your garden buzzing with tips from the BFT gardening team. 1. Put out a bee drinking station As well for staying hydrated, bees use water to help cool down their hive in hot weather. A shallow saucer filled with water and large pebbles (these act […]

Step inside a hive at Pangbourne Station, Berkshire

Ever wondered what goes on inside a hive? Well users of Pangbourne Station, Berkshire now have the opportunity to find out. The latest mural to join the Bee Friendly Trust’s growing portfolio of engaging and educational station artworks was unveiled in May 2022 and spans the length of the station’s pedestrian tunnel. ‘The Bee Experience’ […]

Meet the UK’s First Bee Friendly Towns

Community joy as six English towns awarded  ‘Bee Friendly Town’ status. Alresford, Essex; Arundel, West Sussex; , Kenilworth, Warwickshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Tring, Hertfordshire; and Wimborne, Dorset have all become the first towns to receive the Bee Friendly Trust’s stamp of approval for their efforts to support bees in urban areas. The Bee Friendly Trust launched its […]

Cheerios and the BFT Offer Breakfast for Bees

This month sees the launch of the Cheerios Save the Bees campaign. We’re proud to be supporting this campaign, which sees the wholegrain cereal brand sending out free packets of sunflower seeds to its consumers. Look for promotional packs on supermarket shelves from now on (you’ll see the Bee Friendly Trust logo on the box) […]

London Bridge to get Innovative Bee Sculpture

Last year, we launched a competition to design a unique and innovative bee-themed sculpture for London Bridge Station. We received a wealth of original and interactive designs, all using primarily recycled materials. Picking one winning entry was a tough job for our panel of judges, which featured representatives from London Bridge Station, Amalgam Modelmaking and […]