Join us in the Magners’ Secret Cider Garden

Live music from the likes of Karen Harding, live art installations from up-and-coming UK artists, giveaways and, of course, Magners cider; it can only mean one thing: their popular series of Secret Cider Garden gigs are back. We’re excited to have joined forces with Magners Irish Cider as the charity partner for their 2023 series […]

When the BeeDome visited the National Trust’s Attingham Park

A fantastic weekend was had by all at the National Trust’s Attingham Park in Shropshire, with a Bank Holiday of bee-friendly activities in our popular BeeDome. It was the BeeDome’s first outing for a couple of years but activities, which included making bee bunting, bee pebble painting, “beekeeping”, and Waggle Dancing, proved it hadn’t lost […]

And the Bee Friendly 2023 winners are…

We were thrilled with the applications for this year’s Bee Friendly Awards, now in their second year. So thrilled, in fact, that we awarded eight communities, towns and groups with Bee Friendly status, based on the hard work they’ve been doing transforming neglected spaces into bee havens. From planting up rows of unwanted wellington boots […]

Bee Friendly Awards are back!

It’s that time of the year! We’re on the lookout for residents, businesses and groups transforming the nation into a haven for bees and pollinators. Last year saw towns Alresford, Essex; Arundel, West Sussex; Kenilworth, Warwickshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Tring, Hertfordshire; and Wimborne, Dorset being awarded for their inspiration efforts in celebrating pollinators on their patch. […]

Wildflower Seeds Now In Stock!

We’ve teamed up with illustrator Esther Kirkpatrick to create these beautiful wildflower seed packets. Each packet features Mother Earth walking through a wildflower meadow of poppies, cornflowers and marigolds, alive with bees and butterflies; and contains a sachet of pollinator-friendly wildflower seed mix. The mix comprises poppies, cornflowers and marigolds, as well as chamomile, white […]

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 […]