How many bees have you seen this Spring? Not many right…
Growing up it seemed like bumble bees were everywhere – and rather than being a pest like wasps – we’re now under serious threat of them disappearing.
I have been aware of this fact – if I’m honest I have always been a little fascinated with them – but it was at a recent Crewcuts for J.Crew event I attended with Miss Marnie that it was really brought to my attention.
The store has teamed up with Buglife (a UK charity dedicated to the conservation of bugs and insects) to help support the cause and raise awareness with a special Tee illustrated by Donald Robertson with 50% of profit going to the charity.
Save the Bees! Women’s tee £45 and Kids £29.50 J.Crew for Buglife
I mean did you know that as the worlds most important plant pollinators – bees are essential for pollinating the crops that form our food (as well as the wild plants that provide food for much of our wildlife) – and without them we could lose a third of our diets?
Seems J.Crew aren’t the only one getting involved the high street is full of items. Bee inspired with these buzzy buys and some with profits going directly to SAVE OUR BEES!
QUEEN (MAMA) BEE Show me the honey – luxe buys for you!
Save the Bees Sugar Paper ® note cards £25 J.Crew for Buglife || Honey EDP from £38.50 Marc Jacobs || Bumblebee necklace £155 Alex Monroe || Save the Bees Palette (includes 4-eye shadows honey, beehive, nectar and sky) £74 Chantecaille * 5% will be donated to Xerces Society || Queen bee mug £10 Gary Birks || 60 Second Nail Polish in Bee a Honey £1.99 Rimmel || Queen Bee Journal £29 Sloane Stationary at Amara || The Bees by Lilane Paull £10.49 Amazon ||
When Miss M was born Mr VIB brought me the Alex Monroe Baby Bee necklace – it’s still one of my favourite pieces of jewellery… here’s a close up of them.
HOME BEE A few pieces for your own hive
Small bowl £27.50 India Jane || Honey pot and silicone dipper £25 Le Creuset || Trio of British honeycomb £12 The London Honey Co. || Bee Friendly tea towel (a guide to bee friendly plants and flowers ) £12.95 Liberty || Bee salt and pepper pots £32.50 Culinary Concepts at John Lewis || Bee Stemmed glass £5.50 La Rochere || Apothecary bottle £10 John Lewis || Cushion £35 Joules || Salad plate £16 Anthropologie || Bumble Be wallpaper £78 a roll Wallpapers of Distinction ||
BEE BABY Cute stripy finds for the Little’s
Melamine plate and bowl set £14 Skip Hop || Bee sweater hat £9.95 Gap || Bee family bodysuit £7.95 Gap || Bernard Bee sit-on case £39.99 Trunki || Hippychick Wheelybug small bee £65 Debenhams || Meet the Hive by Grosset & Dunlap £2.65 Amazon || Save the Bees corgi socks £16.50 Crewcuts for Buglife * 50% goes to Buglife || Bugaboo Bee 3 pushchair from £539 Bugaboo || Wheelie duffel £39.99 Littlelite ||
|Watching The Hive at the J.Crew event with Sharky & George|
BEE BEAUTIFUL Pure nectar for the face, body and mind
Best of Burt (5 classic products in a keepsake tin) £19.99 Burts’ Bees || Queen Bee lip treatment £20 Lipstick Queen || Queen Bee Day Cream SPF £65 Apivita || Bee Venom Moisturiser £150 Rodial || Vaseline Limited Edition Queen Bee Lip Therapy (honey scented ) £3.99 Boots || Bee Lovely Hand cream £10 and Bee Lovely Honey and Orange hand wash £12.50 both Neal’s Yard Remedies * Donating £10,000 a year to Help Save the Bees || Nip & Fab Bee Sting Lifting mask £9.95; Deluxe Cream £19.95 and Fix eye £14.95 all Superdrug ||
BEE KEEPER Create a safe haven for the bees in your garden
Kew Garden Bee Habitat £11.95 John Lewis – Offers protection during the colder months and is FSC certified || The Thoughtful Gardener Bee house £14.95 Not The Usual – An environmentally friendly home for bees and other garden insects || Ceramic Bee habitat £29.50 Marks & Spencer – A fully functional habitat providing a dry and secure nest || Bumble Bee House £14.99 Wayfair – Nest box with zinc roof for bees ||