MEET THE TEAM
Bee the Change is a pollinator conservation not-for profit based in Bristol. We work to halt the pollination crisis by forming and connecting communities to nature, growing bee habitats for forage and nesting, helping education in schools, business and community and working with organisations to enact positive change for pollinators and people.
Creating Communities Based Around Nature
One of our main aims is to connect communities to nature. We achieve this by physically creating places of nature, where people want to be, and facilitate the formation of a community around it. This creates a place of sustainable education, creativity and wonder, often in places where community is practically non-existent and really needed.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Bee the change believe that businesses need to be on board if we are going to tackle this bee crisis. We work with business large and small to bring about positive change for people and the pollinators, whether its a roof garden on the head quarters building, or a beehive in amongst a housing development.
School Beehives and Bee Club
Bee the Change are able to set up beehives on school grounds, and run bespoke workshops and bee clubs. We can also spend time with the teachers over the course of the year, to teach how to nurture a honeybee colony. The beehives we make and sell, are painted with a finish, made of natural oils (sunflower, soya, linseed and thistle oils) and hard waxes (carnauba and candelilla waxes) to ensure no harmful substances come into contact with the bees.
Educational Talks and Workshops
Bee the Change give educational talks, workshops and demonstrations at schools, universities and organisations interested in bees. Our most popular, is a two-hour session, detailing the exciting stories and natural history of the honeybee, in a fun and interactive way. We run a bee quiz at the end to see what the children have remembered, and have a reflective session at the end to see what everyone liked and why, for confidence building and self-expression. The children as a class get to keep their jar of honey that they squeezed themselves – if they didn’t eat it all that is!