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46
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 30 2014

About

What's the problem?

Bees play an essential role in ecosystems, with more than a third of our food sources reliant on pollination by insects. In Europe alone, the growth of over 4,000 vegetables depends on the essential work of these natural pollinators. 

Without bees it has been estimated that mankind could only survive for 4 years.

We need to take positive action now.

At Plan Bee we have several ongoing projects which attempt to address the environmental issues created by the decline of the honeybee.

These include: establishment and management of honey beehives at various locations around the country; involving local communities and schools in our Green Legacy project to encourage children to engage with biodiversity and understand the importance of bees; helping companies to display an active CSR policy through the successful implementation of sustainable business plans, which help make their businesses as environmentally friendly as possible. Plan Bee has provided a number of work placements for local schools and colleges and is focused on providing safe , secure working conditions for marginalised and disadvantaged young adults with Down's Syndrome and Autism

We also produce ethically and origin named honey.

What can you do to help?

By pledging your support to Plan Bee, you'll enable us to continue to address the decline of the honeybee by:

  • Helping us purchase more honeybee colonies

  • Allowing us to purchase extraction, processing and bottling equipment for our delicious bespoke Scottish honey

  • Allowing us to fund more free education days for both primary and secondary school children

  • Allowing us to attend more informational exhibitions to educate the population about the importance of honeybees in the environment

What's in it for you?

By supporting our project you'll not only get the personal satisfaction associated with helping a great cause, you'll also get one of our amazing Plan Bee gifts ranging from a stylish Plan Bee jute bag to the opportunity to spend a day with the bees themselves, natures unsung heroes.

Sound great? What's next..

To pledge to our project, simply click the green "Back This Project" button at the top right of the page!

Photos from our recent Crowdfunding Meet & Greet..

Team Plan Bee
Team Plan Bee
A Hive of Activity at Scotland Street School
A Hive of Activity at Scotland Street School
The honey tasting stand certainly created a buzz!
The honey tasting stand certainly created a buzz!

Secretary of State at the Green Legacy Project School Launch

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Warren & Liam tending to one of our beehives at the office
Warren & Liam tending to one of our beehives at the office
5 hives on the roof of our office
5 hives on the roof of our office
Our delicious, bespoke, award winning Scottish honey
Our delicious, bespoke, award winning Scottish honey
Our honey was shortlisted in the top ten in the BBC Food and Farming Awards
Our honey was shortlisted in the top ten in the BBC Food and Farming Awards
Plan Bee boys getting involved in our Green Legacy project
Plan Bee boys getting involved in our Green Legacy project
 
Adopt a Bee today!
Adopt a Bee today!

Some of our Awards & Achievements..

o EU Commission Recognition for Plan Bee Ltd 2013

o Account Management by Scottish Enterprise

o “Start-up of the Year 2012″ – Regional Finalist Award, Countryside Alliance

o “Start-up of the Year 2012″ – Finalist – Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards  

o “100 Most innovative & Inspirational Companies 2012” – Department of Business, Innovation & Skills

o “Emerging Entrepreneur 2012″ – Nominee – Entrepreneurial Exchange

o Glasgow Chamber of Commerce – Winner “Green Champion” 2013

o Glasgow Chamber of Commerce – Finalist “Innovation in Business” 2013

o Inaugural Inspiring City Awards – PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW – Environment Finalist

o Legacy 2014 – Accredited project XX Commonwealth Games

o Growing Business Awards – Finalist “Innovator of the year” 2013

o Startup Awards – Winner “Silver Fox Award of the Year” 2013

o Glasgow Herald Society awards – Finalist “Best Environmental Initiative” 2013

o Received Certification as a “B Corporation” – 2014

o Nominated and short-listed – “Everline Future 50″, with Real Business 2014

o Nominated – “BBC Radio 4 Food And Farming Awards 2014″

Our Green Legacy Project works to get kids of all ages involved and engaged with biodiversity - See what a buzz its creating at two Coatbridge high schools!

Here's some useful information about the types of trees and flowers bees love to help you get even more involved at home:

Shrubs & Trees

Support for Plan Bee from across the globe!

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Risks and challenges

Challenges associated with this project include competition from other companies who provide similar products however we are the only company of this kind in Scotland who operate nationwide.

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    Adopt a Bee:

    Each adopted bee comes with its very own certificate of adoption and a little bit of background as to what it does. You can even name your bee and select from one of dozens of locations around the UK.
    Best of all, each donation goes towards a real beehive, helping the honeybee population recover and supporting honeybee related initiatives around the UK.

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    Packet of Mixed Wildflower Seeds:

    Wildflowers are well known as one of a honeybees favourite flowers to forage, so what better way to promote the growth of honeybee colonies by planting some of your very own.

    Wildflowers are suitable for a wide range of soils including fertile ones, producing stunning brightly coloured flowers from June to September.

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    70% recycled leather bookmark complete with Plan Bee Ltd logo.

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    100% recycled mouse mat complete with Plan Bee Ltd logo.

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    Stylish natural jute bag with long, coloured trim handles complete with Plan Bee Ltd logo.

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    Jar of Bespoke Scottish Honey:

    We have a wide range of award winning Scottish artisan honey that is produced in our hives throughout the country. The honey is minimally filtered and unpasteurised, which ensures that it contains all the associated natural health benefits and tastes delicious too! Our honey was nominated for the BBC Food & Farming Award and was shortlisted in the top ten. The honey can be posted to any mainland UK address.

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    Pledge £35 or more About US$ 43

    Stylish Black T-Shirt complete with Plan Bee Ltd logo. Available in a wide range of sizes (Kids, S, M & L??)

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    Pledge £75 or more About US$ 93

    Day processing honey:

    Come and meet the team (both bees and people!) and spend a day extracting and bottling honey at our processing plant in Motherwell.
    Take away with you a jar of our bespoke Scottish honey as well!

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    Dedicate a Hive:

    Dedicating a hive of honey bees to someone you love is one of the most beautiful and meaningful gifts you can make. That someone might be your new-born baby, your fiancée or indeed the lucky couple. Or it might be someone, dearly loved, who has passed away.
    Plan Bee offers you the opportunity to mark and celebrate these significant events and people in your life with such a gift.
    This donation also earns you 12x 227g labelled jars of our bespoke Scottish honey, posted to a single mainland UK address of your choice.

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    Pledge £200 or more About US$ 246

    Come and spend a day with the unsung heroes of the environment visiting some of our established beehives across the country with CEO Warren Bader.
    This donation also earns you 6x 227g labelled jars of our bespoke Scottish honey, posted to a single mainland UK address of your choice, not to mention an experience you won’t forget.

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