A few weeks ago I read an article about how the wet summer has affected bee and hive health. I was looking for ways I could help in the garden and found the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) adopt a beehive scheme.
“You don’t need to become a beekeeper to help keep bees. Now you can support the work of the BBKA and share in the hidden world of the honey bee by Adopting A Beehive. You will get seasonal updates from your local Adopted beekeeper and learn all about the joys and challenges of their beehives.”
So we adopted a beehive in Wiltshire, maintained by a lady called Pat!
We received a welcome pack which contained loads of great goodies including:
- A welcome letter
- Jar of honey
- Pocket guide to the honey bee
- BurtsBees bees lip balm
- BurtsBees purse
- BurtsBees discount code
- A pack of wild flower seeds
- Bee notecards
The pocket guide to the bee really helped me see how hard bees work and how dependant we are on their survival for our own. It’s packed with useful tips for helping the bees; from how plants are arranged in your garden to the honey you buy.
If you want to adopt a beehive, its only costs £30! If you know someone who would appreciate an adopted beehive, why not adopt one as an ethical Christmas present? They’ll have goodies to open and be helping the bees at the same time!