BeesMax is a not-for-profit company with the sole aim of reversing the decline of the UK bee population.

GETTING INVOLVED

How you can help

Option 1
HOST A HIVE
Your own hive at your location
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Option 2
ADOPT A HIVE
Your own hive at a location we find for you
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Option 3
SHARE A HIVE
Contribute to the rehoming of bees
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WHO IS GETTING INVOLVED?

Businesses

Hosting and adopting hives, supporting the local environment and CSR programmes.

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Schools

Hosting or sharing a hive, contributing to biodiversity and to the school’s STEM programme.

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Individuals

Sponsoring a shared hive or hosting a hive in their grounds. Improving local environments and ecosystems.

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Country Estates

Hosting hive(s) in their grounds. Improving pollination and producing honey.

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KEY STATISTICS

85%
> 85% of earth’s plant species – many of which compose some of the most nutritional parts of our diet – require pollinators to exist.

70
Bees pollinate 70 of around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world.

50%
of the bee population are dying out.

13
Since 1900, the UK has lost 13 species of bee, and a further 35 are considered under threat of extinction.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. What is the difference between hosting, adopting and sharing a hive?

A. Deciding whether you can host, adopt or share comes down to your location and your budget.

HOSTING A HIVE is when you pay for an exclusive hive that is located on your site. We will do a site survey to ensure the hive is in the best location and fully manage the hive on your behalf.

ADOPTING A HIVE is when you financially support a hive that is located away from your site. Perhaps you do not have the appropriate space or the environment is not best suited. We have many locations around the UK (typically schools, National Trust land and country estates) that have been donated to us for the purpose of hosting hives for businesses, schools and individuals.

SHARING A HIVE is where individuals can contribute towards a colony’s upkeep. A few people jointly supporting their own hive that we host for you. You can visit your hive and see your colony, knowing your contribution to the BeesMax project is making a difference.

Q. How much space do I need to host a hive on my site?

A. All you need is an accessible rooftop, courtyard, or field, minimum 3m x 3m.

Q. Will the bees sting us?

A. The bees…

Please do chat to us about any health and safety concerns you might have and how our current Partner Schools are finding the Junior Bee Hive experience.

Q. How do I know which size hive is best for my location?

A. BeesMax will carry out a comprehensive site survey at your location and will discuss the best options for you.

Q. What is expected of me once I have the hive(s) on my site?

A. As little or as much as you wish. BeesMax will fully manage your hive(s) but you do have the option of learning about hive management and developing your skills. You can also engage your employees if on a business location; great for CSR too. Ask us for more details.

Q. I do not have space for a hive. What can I do?

A. Not to worry. We’d love your support and we can put your hive at locations around the UK on land already donated to us for use with our BeesMax project. You can also opt for the online data service to keep up to date with activity in your remote hive.