Britain’s bees are in trouble. 35 UK bees species are under threat of extinction, and all species face serious threats. Right now, they need us almost as much as we need them.
The decline in bees’ diversity and abundance would have a serious impact on how our natural world functions.
This includes our food crops. Bees pollinate much of the food that makes our diets healthy and tasty – from the apple in our lunchbox, to the tomatoes on our pizza.
This month we wanted to celebrate our bees and to raise more awareness about how you can help!
See https://friendsoftheearth.uk/bees for more information.
We love bees here at Bounce and have come up with our top products featuring the beautiful bee…
These stunning Gold Bumble Bee necklaces are beautifully textured on a dainty gold chain – it is one of the Lily Rose London team’s favourites.
The Bee is 2.4cm across the wingspan, and 1.2cm from top to bottom.
This necklace comes on an adjustable chain, which can be worn at either 50cm or 55cm.
You can purchase this here > https://lilyroselondon.com/products/gold-bumble-bee-necklace
To accompany this how about the Gold Bumble Bee Bracelet?
Bringing nature to life again with a fantastic new addition to our Bumble Bee range. It can be paired with our iconic bumble bee necklace or worn separately to add a little sparkle to your wrist.
Available in either Sterling Silver or Gold Plate.
This bracelet has an adjustable chain, 15.5cm + 5cm.
A true celebration of the bee!
You can purchase this here > https://lilyroselondon.com/products/bumble-bee-bracelet
To celebrate 15 years of doing it the Frugi way, the organic cotton experts have created a bee-autiful gift set for new babies in Frugi’s iconic Buzzy Bee print – a favourite with the Frugi fans!
Available in one size (0-3months) for just £20 (worth £37), Frugi want to make organic cotton accessible to everyone so even more little ones can enjoy super soft Frugi loveliness, perfect for delicate skin! It’s also cut4cloth to fit over cloth nappies.
Presented in a handy drawstring organic cotton bag, the gift set includes:
The Sophie Allport bedding range features whimsical designs combined with tonal sophisticated shades perfect for adding a calming air to your bedroom choice which also has personality.
This lovely design features stylish bee motifs on a soft duckegg background. This contemporary design was inspired by the buzzing bees around Sophie’s country garden and make up the face of this doubled sided duvet cover, the reverse features a pinstripe design adding a classic contrast.
This 200 thread count cotton bedding collection will add a touch of the English countryside to your decor. Complete the look with the Bees feather filled cushion and throw.
You can purchase here from Terrys Fabrics > https://www.terrysfabrics.co.uk/products/sophie-allport-bees-bedding-collection-duckegg
Buying bee-friendly products from conscientious producers is another way you can back our bees. The Friends of the Earth recommends avoiding mass-produced honey in favour of honey collected by smaller-scale conscientious beekeepers, like us. Hillfarm cold pressed rapeseed oil, meanwhile is listed in the Friends of the Earth’s Bee-Friendly Shopper’s Guide to Rapeseed Oil. It’s also the main ingredient in our revitalising hand lotion, along with vitamin E-rich oil, aloe vera and natural plant extracts to smooth and nourish working hands.
Their bee-friendly honey, oil and hand lotion help bees to thrive, while our seedballs make it easy to grow nectar-rich native flowers for wild bees.
Treat yourself or a friend or family member — it’s the perfect gift for gardeners, nature lovers and everyone who cares about a bright future with bees.
You can purchase from > https://hillfarmoils.com/shop/products/gift-sets/bee-backing-bundle/
Hillfarm Oils takes great measures to back bees and have hives of their own. They’re inviting people to join them and take a pledge to support UK bees. Info here: https://hillfarmoils.com/back-our-bees/
Manchester Gin – with proud symbol of the bee – have taken their award-winning Signature Gin and delicately infused with wonderful raspberries to give a gentle, sweet flavour underpinned by a clear gin character.
Serve • 50ml pink gin • 3 raspberries • A sprig of mint • Premium tonic water of your choice
Purchase from > Manchester Gin Raspberry Infused, RRP £38 www.manchestergin.co.uk
Show off your bees…
This Bees and blossoms abound in golden metallic print on navy viscose is beautifully soft and proudly shows off a bee design.
Size & Additional Information
190cm x 70cm
Hand wash only
To help save our bees see https://friendsoftheearth.uk/bees for more information.