Here at bizzybee, we like to keep our business as green as possible – it’s why we make vegan-friendly gloves and sponsor ethical events such as Vegfest. It’s also why we do our bit for the bees, after all, we did help ourselves to their name…
The plight of the bumblebee
Over the last 70 years, some of the UK’s most beautiful bee populations have declined dramatically. Two species have become nationally extinct and a further six urgently need our help.
It’s a pretty big deal. Especially when you imagine a world without its black-and-yellow workers.
As major pollinators, bumblebees are worth millions of pounds to the economy.
Many crops including beans, fruits and tomatoes rely on them, and it’s thanks to bees that we get our ‘five-a-day’.
But it’s not just humans who stand to suffer from continuing bee declines. Butterflies, birds and many other mammals would also struggle if they disappeared.
In short, we’d be lost without our little furry friends.
Our work with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust
In 2010, bizzybee became a proud Corporate Fellow of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT).
The BBCT is a registered charity that made headlines in 2010 as the winner of the National Lottery Award for Best Environment Project. With over 7,000 members, including internationally renowned scientists, the BBCT works closely with politicians and statutory agencies to champion the cause of bumblebees and promote sustainable agricultural policies.
bizzybee’s donations help support the BBCT’s conservation initiatives, including the world’s first bumblebee sanctuary in Scotland. This 20-acre meadow was created in partnership with the RSPB and it’s where we send Eric for his summer hols.