With our roots firmly planted in ecology and wildlife conservation, we are incredibly proud to be a biodiversity positive brand. As part of our commitment to building a better world, we donate 5% of our profits to wildlife conservation work and are actively involved in bee conservation projects.
The TreeHive Project at FarmEd
Honeybees belong to a woodland ecosystem and historically would have nested in the hollow cavities of old trees that were common features in the ancient forests of Britain. Today, most of this woodland has been lost and with it their homes.
The TreeHive Project is the realisation of our long-held dream to take the bees back to the trees, and is part of our wider bee conservation and biodiversity mission. The rewilding of bees captures our own longing for ecological restoration and the beauty to be found there.
We are delighted to have a home for our Treehive project at FarmEd, the new centre for Farm & Food Education, based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. Our shared mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming, restoring habitat for native wildlife and promoting radical climate-positive change.
Therapi x Bees for Development
Bees for Development is one of our long-standing charity partners, teaching beekeeping as an effective and sustainable way to overcome poverty and help regenerate depleted landscapes. The beauty of this is even people with no land are able to keep bees and generate an income, creating not only a more sustainable way of life for them but looking after the planet too. We are proud to support their grassroots projects through our donations - you can find more about what they get up to here.
How you can help
Bees are under threat due to habitat loss, intensification of farming, factory-style beekeeping and short-sighted forms of commercial breeding, however, there are many in ways you can help. Our combined efforts can make a huge difference for all insect life - many individuals, groups and corporations, even whole towns are now taking up the cause!
- Support regenerative rather than intensive beekeeping
- Look for the logo and buy certified organic food, beauty and clothing wherever possible
- Support small-scale diverse farms that make room for wildlife - organic, biodynamic and regenerative farming practices all do this
- Plant bee-friendly plants and native trees
- Keep wild areas in gardens, parks and along roadsides - these provide important forage for bees
- Stop all use of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in gardens
- Campaign against the use of toxic agrochemicals in farming
- Campaign for the ecological management of woodland to provide important habitat for insect life
- Don't move bees if you can help it. With the loss of hollow trees in which to live in, wild bees will build homes in cavities such as old chimneys. If they aren't causing a problem then you can leave them there happily - we always see it as a blessing when this happens to us!
- Join Conservation Trusts which create and preserve areas of wilderness
- Join a local initiative such as a local wildlife group in your area
- Join a national initiative such as ‘Plantlife’, ‘Buglife’, ‘Landlife’ or ‘River of Flowers’
- Spread the word and hold governments and businesses accountable - we are the rising tide! Perhaps the most daunting thing of all is challenging the status quo but every voice matters.