Egmont Honey teams up with The British Bee Charity

Egmont Honey teams up with The British Bee Charity

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership in the UK where Egmont Honey will be supporting the British Bee Charity’s BeeBombs for Schools initiative to help raise awareness on the importance of protecting these vital creatures.

Egmont Honey is committed to protecting and enhancing the bee population. The British Bee Charity will be sending out educational packs to junior schools in the UK, together with BeeBombs (native, wildflower seedballs). The education pack will include a presentation that explains to pupils about the plight of bees and how we can each do our bit to help them. Here’s some of our own notes: 

Why do we need to protect the bees?

  • Bees are crucial for the pollination of plants, pollinating a third of the food we eat and 80 per cent of flowering plants[1].
  • Many of the world’s food crops depend on insect and animal pollination to some degree – there are around 70 crops in the UK that depend on or benefit from the bee population[2]
  • They produce honey! With research showing honey can be more effective at relieving the symptoms of coughs than other treatments, including antibiotics[3]. The golden liquid is a valuable product for not only its sweet taste, but due to its medicinal properties also.

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

Greg Bool, chairman of The British Bee Charity said: “We are delighted to be working with Egmont Honey, who care about the bees as much as we do. Egmont’s passion, expertise, and enthusiasm for supporting the bees and the environment they live in, is aligned with our own values.”

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

[1] https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2018/07/why-are-bees-important-and-how-you-can-help-them/

[2] https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/bee-organic/why-are-bees-important/

[3] University of Oxford https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/news/honey-better-than-usual-care-for-easing-respiratory-symptoms-especially-cough