I started BEES of BRITAIN in 2018 when I was a17 year old student, as an A level college project.
Now, in 2023, I am at University, and my family look after the day to day running of BEES of BRITAIN.
I know that our small effort at helping to look after bees and pollinators is more important than ever.
This is why I created BEES of BRITAIN, to help bees and other pollinators.
We are currently supporting the British Beekeepers Association by donating 5% of our profits.
I was born in Hampshire and have lived here all my life. Living in the countryside has meant that I grew up playing in big fields, climbing trees and exploring everything around me. This started my interest in the environment. At the age of 13, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to collect and jar honey at my school. This was my first experience with honey production. Soon after I joined a club in which we would make beeswax products, where I learned to create cosmetics using bee produce.
BEES of BRITAIN began with extensive research into the issues that bees face and the problems with industrial scale honey and beeswax production. It became clear that I could make a real change within my local (and hopefully global) area.
BEES of BRITAIN is a Social Enterprise, our mission is to inform people about the decline of bees, how important they are to planet earth and highlight and support the possible solutions.
We only use natural ingredients of the highest quality. We don't use toxic chemicals or ingredients.
BEES of BRITAIN buys honey from ethical, local artisan beekeepers based in Hampshire. We use vegetable and flower oils that bees love. This encourages the planting of bee-friendly cultivars. We source from the very best suppliers, who are ethical and can trace the provenance of every batch of raw materials. We only buy raw materials that are responsibly produced. We do not use any ingredients derived from plants on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) threatened species (growing in the identified countries) list of Critically Endangered, Endangered, and Vulnerable or that are protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
We keep our packaging to a minimum, we do not use boxes or leaflets.
We actively think about contributing to a circular economy – where we not only use less packaging but choose high quality, attractive packaging that can be reused or recycled. We only use high percentage Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR), fully reclaimable and reprocessable materials such as Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles and jars with a low carbon footprint, for example PET is up to 85% lighter than glass. This helps cut transportation costs, in-turn lowering CO2 emissions. Our labels are made of polyester and are recyclable. Aluminium and glass are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity. Any outer packaging is required for for hygiene and protection and is made of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) that is recyclable as well.
Bees of Britain is a trademark licensed to
Company number 10915907
GU34 5BB, United Kingdom
All our products are registered on the SCPN of the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) as required by the UK Cosmetics Regulation (Schedule 34 to the Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019) and in the EU on the CPNP as required by Regulation (CE) No 1223/2009 by the European Parliament and the Council of Cosmetic Products.
We are currently supporting the
British Beekeepers Association
by donating 5% of our profit