Winning Gift of the Year: We’re Buzzing

Winning Gift of the Year: We’re Buzzing

If you have been following us for a while, you know we are proud of our bee-saving products and building our bee-autiful community.

We are thrilled to celebrate our recent Gift of the Year 2024 win in this blog.

Read on to find out more…

What is the Gift of the Year?

The Gift of the Year is an annual recognition of innovative and impactful products, and we're excited to be a part of it again in 2024. They award start-ups and established businesses based on creating inspiring, new products for our market.

So, which of our buzzing bee products got it?

Our DIY Bee Hotel Kit

Our DIY Bee Hotel Kit takes the prize for the Design and Craft category for 2024!

This interactive activity lets you build your bee hotel and is suitable for all ages.

The best part is that it is letter-box friendly, making it the perfect gift for friends and family.

Like all our products, we focus on sustainability; we plant a tree for every DIY bee hotel sold and have made this kit 100% plastic-free.

Check out its key features below:

  • Plastic-free with no glue or mess to build.
  • Buildable in 20 minutes
  • A great family activity
  • Packaging made from 70% recycled materials and FSC-certified cardboard
  • Includes replaceable long bee nesting tubes (150mm)
  • Instructions and installation checklist
  • Step-by-step video accessible via a QR code
  • Available to engrave and personalise

Why Do Solitary Bees Need a Hotel?

Loss of habitat is one of the key reasons we are losing our bees, along with pesticides, air pollution, and global warming. Our agriculture and growing pollution are destroying our bees’ food supplies and homes.

But without our bees, we cannot survive!

But don’t worry—everyone can take a step to save our bee population, whether by saving a tired bee with a sugar solution or building a safe home.

Solitary bees depend on their nesting areas to hatch their eggs. Some prefer the ground to nest in, while others love nothing more than burrowing into wall cavities and tubes (like in our hotels!)

These bees will lay their eggs in the tubes, with the female at the back and the males at the front of the entrance. She will also leave food stores of nectar and pollen ready for their extensive first breakfast as they enter our world.

You can find out more about where and what to do with your bee hotel in our blog here.

The WWF Success

This year, our DIY Bee Kit was not the only product to receive recognition; we also received a Highly Commended award for our new WWF range.  

Collaborating with WWF has fulfilled our 5-year-old dream here at Beevive!

We could not achieve any of this without the support of our loyal Beevivers like you. Your contribution to our community and your efforts in saving our bees are invaluable. Thank you for being a part of our journey towards a better world.

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We’d love to hear from you!



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