With two distinct goals: first of which is environmental and the second a therapeutic occupation to support local refugees, engaging with Bees & Refugees’ services can make a real difference.
To achieve our goals of programme expansion, we need help. By working with our brand partners, we can achieve far more than we could alone.
Our workshops aim to provide our partners with a brief insight into beekeeping and to help save the native British black bee.
Students and community members can get involved in a variety of workshops to spur children’s interest in the environment, allow them to connect with their communities, and inspire innovative careers.
Our private or corporate partners can get involved in our team-building days, or book an away day. A great way for colleagues to build stronger connections, de-stress, and get creative.
Our workshops include an introduction to beekeeping sessions, hands-on beekeeping, candle making and honey tasting.
“We worked with Ali -Bees & Refugees Founder- to deliver a four-week Beginner’s Beekeeping Course via Zoom and he was brilliant! He is a highly engaging tutor and excellent educator and his immense knowledge and passion for beekeeping shine through when he is teaching. Ali’s positive and friendly manner really helped people to feel at ease in the group and created a nurturing group dynamic”
– Katy, Hammersmith Community Gardens Association
Branded insect Hotels
“Oasis Farm Waterloo has worked in partnership with Bees & Refugees for the past 12 months. It’s been a fantastic new collaboration for us, providing beehives on the farm and the chance for our visiting school groups to work alongside Ali, sharing his passion for and expertise around bees.”
– Luke, Oasis Farm
Beekeeping is vital for our ecosystem, but it also acts as a therapeutic way to relieve stress. Managed beehives contribute to pollination in cities, helping fruits and flowers to thrive.
We work with our public, private and corporate partners, giving them a chance to de-stress. We take them, step by step, through the process of creating their own beehive and helping them to manage it. They also can request workshops at the site, where they learn new skills and get branded honey jars to take home, whilst benefiting the organisation with ecological impact and connection.
We work with our school partners to install a managed beehive at the school and integrate environmental learning into the curriculum giving students of all ages an experiential learning experience.
Sponsor a Beehive
We are also introducing an exciting opportunity for corporate and private partners who aren’t able to host a hive or insect hotel onsite. Sponsor a Beehive today and you can play a key part in supporting local communities and increasing the endangered native black bee population.
Who can sponsor a Beehive? Our beehives can be sponsored by individuals, as a gift, or sponsored on behalf of a school, group or company.
How can you sponsor a Beehive? Your sponsorship helps us fund new beehives, and new bee colonies and will support us in looking after the beehives in a sustainable and healthy way.
Click on our brochure here for more information on our 3 beehive sponsorship plans!
If you or your organisation cannot host a hive, sponsorship provides an easy way to become a partner to our ground-breaking project.
Sign Up For a Plan HERE!
Want to work together?
We are always on the lookout to work with different organisations in a variety of ways. Have a piece of land? Let’s help you to fill it with hives and grow more community, sustainable farms across the country.
If you are interested in working with us or finding out more, contact the team on:
07871 510 616
Or, send us an email: