Bees For Business

THE NATURAL SOLUTION TO CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Bees for Business is an initiative of The Good Life Project – we’re purveyors of some of the finest honey, and beekeepers for some of the most recognisable and iconic brands, installing and managing beehives for businesses across the UK.

From hotels, restaurants and dental practices, to golf courses, stately homes and head offices – our customers are doing their bit to help prevent the decline of the honeybee population with rooftop and on-site bee hives – you’re in good company when it comes to keeping bees for business: Fortnum and Mason, the Pullman St. Pancras hotel, the University of London and even on top of BBC Television Centre.

Bees for Business doesn’t just provide you with delicious, local honey, jarred and labelled by hand; entirely raw and unpasteurised just as nature – and the bees – intended. Our customers also enjoy:

  • Unique and topical marketing and PR opportunities
  • A cost-effective corporate social responsibility solution with big impact
  • Playing an active role in supporting a critical environment cause, which both you and the bees benefit from
  • Immediate environmental impact
  • Opportunities for local community involvement
  • Feel-good stories for your social media campaigns
  • We do all the work for you!

Scroll down to explore the myriad benefits of keeping bees for your business…

Rent

LIKE ADOPTING A TIGER – BUT WITH HONEY…

By far our most popular option, rent a beehive and enjoy the many corporate, environmental, marketing and community benefits of bees…

  • A great addition to your environmental or community engagement program
  • No experience necessary – we either do all the work for you or provide full training
  • Free delivery and set up
  • Free advice for positioning your hive and looking after the bees
  • Why not keep your honey for employee rewards or corporate gifts, use in an on-site kitchen, or donate it to a community cause?

We’ll first make a free no-obligation visit to ensure you have a suitable place for the bees; there’s almost always somewhere that the bees can be safely sited.

We’ll deliver you two hives, each complete with a colony of honeybees.

We’ll look after and maintain the hives on your behalf and provide you with a percentage of the honey; harvested, bottled, labelled and delivered directly to you at the end of the season.

We’ll regularly visit the hives throughout the year to check on them and provide a report for you so you can see what the bees have been up to; many of our clients like to share this information with their stakeholders and customers!

Watching the bees is both captivating and enjoyable and of course you can look forward to plenty of delicious honey, all whilst helping to support the immediate and wider environment and the honeybee population.

READY TO GET STARTED?

Rent your very own beehives located at your business and enjoy your own honey from just £295

Click here for more information on renting bee hives for your business, or contact the Bees for Business team today.

Adopt

If you love the idea of doing your bit for the environment and helping the honeybee, but at the same time don’t have the space or capability for your own hives, our annual Bees for Business Adoption Plans were created just for you!

Select from the two options below:

BABY BEE: just £250 per year

With this 12 month adoption plan you’ll enjoy:

  • regular video and photo updates on your bees
  • a personalised certificate of adoption
  • a packet of bee-friendly wildflower seeds
  • 8 jars of honey from your hive

QUEEN BEE: just £500

With this 12 month adoption plan you’ll enjoy:

  • regular video and photo updates on your bees
  • an opportunity for you to visit and enjoy a beekeeper for a day experience by appointment
  • a personalised certificate of adoption
  • 4 packets of bee-friendly wildflower seeds
  • a bee tote bag
  • corporate branding on your hive and licence-free photos to use for marketing
  • 20 jars of honey from your hive

READY TO GET STARTED?

Adopt a beehive on our organic farm and enjoy your very own honey from just £250.

For more information on adopting a bee hive, contact the Bees for Business team today.

Frequently asked questions
"Do bees do well in city locations?"
Urban bees are usually extremely successful due to the variety of trees and flowers available to them within their several miles of flying routes. Honeybees only eat pollen and nectar but you can of course plant pollinator-friendly trees and flowers to support your own bees and the wider environment. We provide you with free wildflower seeds with each hive.
"What type of bees do you use?"
The hives we provide contain the same breed of bee that we personally keep; a honeybee called ‘Buckfast’, named after Buckfast Abbey in Devon, where Brother Adam famously spent 70 years breeding a honeybee with a docile temperament and high honey yield. Our commercial bee farming partners have been farming with Buckfast bees for more than 30 years with huge success and breed a very healthy strain with strong progeny.
"Can you help us harvest the honey?"
Absolutely – we can provide a harvesting service where we’ll extract the honey for you, bottle it and label it. We also provide a bespoke labelling service for you to have your very own named honey, both of which are included in our rental and adoption service plans.
"How long do we have the bees for?"
If you choose to buy your hive, the hive and the bees are yours to keep. We can provide you with support and advice for as long as you require. If you decide to rent a hive, this is over a minimum 3 year period. Adoption plans are renewed on an annual basis.
"How much does it cost to have bees for our business?"
Having bees for your business is extremely cost effective as we do all of the work for you: delivery, installation, servicing and maintenance, bee husbandry, extraction, bottling and labelling of your honey. Prices to buy start from as little as £600. Renting hives starts from just £295 per month and annual adoption plans begin at £250.