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Warren BaderBy Warren Bader
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Warren BaderBy Warren Bader
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£801
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backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 15 2015

About

Beehive Brae was established for the betterment of bees.

Our award winning mead and honey beer products have sustainability at their heart. We use only the finest British honey from our sustainably managed, ethical beehives. We’ve already helped to protect and preserve more than 10-million honeybees.

We've already helped to protect 0ver 10 million honeybees
We've already helped to protect 0ver 10 million honeybees

But, we need your help to save millions more.

However, its about more than that. We believe that Britain and the British economy needs a strong, robust brewing industry. We want Britain to rule the waves once more in the brewing.

We believe that as beer fans, you want to preserve unique flavours and brands. You want your beer to be made by British craftsmen, people who love what they do rather than produced on mass by a machine in a nameless manufacturing plant.

Our Limited Edition Beehive Brae Honey Beer Gift Pack
Our Limited Edition Beehive Brae Honey Beer Gift Pack

Most of all we believe you want your pint to have purpose, that you want more to your beer than just strength and cost. We believe that you want a beer with natural ingredients, that you want to know and be proud of where it came from; and most of all that you want a beer that supports the environment.

If you’re passionate about quality, British beer, if you’re passionate about the environment, passionate about bees, or just want to stand up for the little guy, then please donate to our cause.

Labeling our Limeted Edition Beehive Brae Honey Beer
Labeling our Limeted Edition Beehive Brae Honey Beer

We believe in the triple bottom line of Planet, People and Profit; and in that order. Everything we do is focused on protecting the planet we all share. We believe in recruiting people from disadvantaged backgrounds and giving them equal and purposeful opportunities.

Help us to recruit and train British workers to become beekeepers and brewers, traditional British vocations that have disappeared over time. We’re bringing them back, helping to build urban farming and brewing industries that support British jobs, British workers and the British economy.

Heather Honeycomb
Heather Honeycomb

If you want to stand up and say enough is enough on man’s negative impact on the environment. If you want to give purposeful careers to people blighted by long-term unemployment. If you want to support small British manufacturing companies and if you want to make sure a once dying rural craft is given a 21st century, urban reboot then please help our cause.

Please join #GenerationBee, it’s up to you…

Great Taste award-winning Beehive Brae Mead
Great Taste award-winning Beehive Brae Mead

Risks and challenges

What unique challenges might you face after your project is successfully funded?

Our challenges aren’t unique. We face the threat of climate change, poor pesticide management and man’s impact on the environment. We share these challenges with the honeybee. The only thing is, we can do something about it.

Bees are wild creatures, and can never be tamed or domesticated. The colony is based around the queen, and when the colony is threatened the queen takes evasive action. We can never fully predict what our colonies will do, but by locating more colonies in warmer parts of Britain we can help to reduce such risks.

And if setbacks do arise (we hope they don’t, but it happens!), how will you tackle them?

Britain has been hit hard by a poor summer. And, our bees have been yet further depleted by a colder climate. In the longer term, without adequate support they face not only the natural threat of disease but also the threats of poor pesticide management, widespread climate change and man’s negative impact on the environment.

We’re producing quality products that not only support meaningful jobs, but that also help to protect and preserve dwindling honeybee populations. Our environmental education ethos will look to deliver a long-term awareness and help create a generation of young people who are equipped to take action in the fight to save the honeybee. #GenerationBee.

If you have any other projects that you're currently in the process of fulfilling, please mention their status in this section.

Plan Bee Ltd is the parent company of both Beehive Brae and Origin Honey. At its core Plan Bee is a beehive management company, working with businesses big and small to help enhance their environmental credentials.

Plan Bee installs and manages beehives on behalf of these partners, and delivers environmental education lessons, often on their behalf. So far, 18,000 young people have received curriculum-based sustainability lessons on bees, the circular economy and the wider environment.
Beehive Brae is helping to support these efforts. Everything we do is for the betterment of bees.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    You’re already a supporter of honeybees. For this £5 pledge we’ll:

    • ‘Adopt-A-Bee’ in the name of your choice
    and send an adoption certificate
    • Give you a coveted mention in our epic
    ‘Thank You’ video.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Wow, you’re a serious supporter of honeybees. Mead might just be your thing too. For that kind pledge we’ll:

    • ‘Adopt-A-Bee’ in the name of your choice, and
    • Help you create your own wildflower meadow, and
    • Provide instructions on making your own mead

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    Pledge £25 or more About $31

    Ok, so we you are a serious supporter of bees and great British beer, maybe mead-curious too. So here’s your reward:

    • A signed jar of our award-winning honey, because we're not allowed to give you beer
    • ‘Adopt-A-Bee’ for you, let you choose a name and send you an adoption certificate, and
    • Help you create your own wildflower meadow, and
    • Show you how to make your own mead, and
    • Send you a designer Beehive Brae badge

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    Pledge £50 or more About $63

    You are not only a serious supporter of Britain’s endangered honeybees but you believe in great British beer, supporting small British businesses, and you’re more than slightly curious about the buzz around British mead. For that we’ll send you:

    • The starter kit, because we can't give you beer, get two signed jars of our Great Taste award-winning honey, and
    • ‘Adopt-A-Bee’ for you or a loved one and send you an adoption certificate, and
    • Help you to create a wildflower meadow, and
    • Show you how to make your own wonderful British mead, and
    • Give you two designer Beehive Brae badges

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    Pledge £500 or more About $625

    Wow, we think we love you. Clearly it’s about more than just great British beer for you. You are a true philanthropist, a supporter of nature and in particular our endangered honeybee. How can we repay you? Well, here’s how:

    • Days beekeeping experience. Once in a lifetime opportunity for you and two mates to get up close and personal with our bees at a UK hive near you, and
    • You’ll get our undying respect, it goes without saying

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Funding period

- (21 days)