Our story

Inspired by a spontaneous encounter with a tired bee.

During a short break in Cornwall, we were out exploring when we discovered an exhausted bee. Unequipped, we carefully picked up our new friend and started our search for sugar and water.

We soon found a café keen to help and mixed a few drops of sugar solution onto a spoon. Within a few moments our new companion had enough energy to buzz away!

It was on this day that BEEVIVE was born, a bee revival keyring readily accessible on your keys for the next time you meet a bee in need. The bee revival keyring provides an essential solution for a tired bee to help it continue its mission pollinating planet Earth.

Designed in Exeter, UK. Contains zero plastic. 100% recyclable.

About bees

Why are Bees so important?

Bees pollinate a third of everything we eat and play a vital role in sustaining the planet’s ecosystems. Some 84% of the crops grown for human consumption – around 400 different types of plants – need bees and other insects to pollinate them to increase their yields and quality. These include most fruits and vegetables, many nuts, and plants such as rapeseed and sunflowers that are turned into oil, as well as cocoa beans, coffee and tea.

FAQs

How long does delivery take?

All UK orders are shipped First Class Royal Mail within 1-2 working days. International orders will be sent standard shipping (which is typically 4-5 working days delivery).

How do I refill the bottle?

The instructions are on the back of the card your keyring arrived with. Half-fill the bottle with white granulated sugar, top up the rest of the bottle with spring water, leaving plenty of room for the cork. Tightly replace the cork and shake for 30 seconds!

Will the glass bottle break?

The glass is made with borosilicate, commonly used in laboratories. This makes it resistant to shock, more so than any other common glass. However, it is still glass so please take care of your keyring. Chances are if you tread on or drop the bottle it may break!

Why is my bottle leaking?

You’ve probably not pushed the cork in hard enough! Take the cork out, dry it off and re-insert into the bottle neck with a slight twisting motion. However, if it continues to leak, get in touch and we will send you out a replacement cork or bottle.

I have lost my bottle/cork. What should I do?

We all lose things from time to time so worry not, we’ve got your back! Should you lose or break your first bottle we will send you out a replacement free of charge. All we ask is for you to cover the postage.

When should I use the keyring?

The purpose of our keyrings is for emergency use only. If you have the time, the first port-of-call is to carefully place the bee onto a nearby flower. Should there be no flowers nearby, make sure the little fuzz ball is out of harm’s way and feed it a couple of drops of the sugar water solution from your keyring!

How do I know if a bee is exhausted?

Chances are if you find a bee away from nature and flowers, it is probably knackered! Although bees do rest, just like us! So if you want to be sure, it is advisable to keep an eye on the bee for 30 minutes before attempting to handle or feed it.

Is it suitable for children?

We encourage people of all ages to do their part in helping the bees. However, due to the potentially fragile nature of the bottle and small parts comprising the keyring, we advise adult supervision when using the keyring. Unsuitable for children under 3 years.

I found a bee but it didn’t drink the solution. Why not?

There are a few possibilities. You may have come across a bee who is simply having a rest, or unfortunately the little fuzz ball may be at the end of its lifecycle. It’s sad but true - the typical Bumble bee, for example, will only live for a few months.

Will the keyring attract bees or wasps to me?

No. Don’t worry, the sugar water is kept in your watertight aluminium shell and will not attract unwanted visitors like fizzy-pop does!

If I try to save a bee, will it sting me?

Please take utmost care of yourself when handling a bee! You don’t want to hurt yourself or it. Generally bees only sting when they feel threatened, but to be on the safe side, use your sleeves when picking a bee up.