Egmont Honey supports UK school's bee initiative

Egmont Honey supports UK school's bee initiative

Recently we announced our new partnership in the UK, where we've been supporting the British Bee Charity’s BeeBombs for Schools initiative.

The response to the scheme has been extremely positive and with our help they've been able to send out educational packs and BeeBombs (native, wildflower seedballs made in Dorset) to 100 junior schools in the UK.

The British Bee Charity are as passionate about enhancing bee populations as we are, so we're delighted that we've been able to support them in this way. 

We also joined one school in the UK for a special afternoon with The British Bee Charity, where 100 Key Stage 2 pupils learnt all about bees and pollination. The children had the chance to see live bees, as well as try some Manuka Honey from themselves, before spreading their own BeeBombs to grow wildflowers on the school grounds.  

As well as supporting The British Bee Charity in the UK, here are just a few ways that we protect bees back home in New Zealand:

  • Egmont bees are left in remote rainforests all year round
  • Our founders James and Toby invest a share of Egmont Honey’s proceeds to help grow hive numbers
  • We also introducing new Queens during the spring, before the Manuka flowering season commences in Summer.

Discover more about The British Bee Charity's BeeBombs for schools initiative here