Beehive Project Harlow

by hecommunityfarm in Harlow, England, United Kingdom

Beehive Project Harlow
We did it
On 23rd May 2019 we successfully raised £1,350 with 57 supporters in 28 days

We are aiming to raise the funds to introduce new beehives on our not-for-profit community farm in Harlow, Essex.

by hecommunityfarm in Harlow, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We will be able to introduce another beehive if we are able to hit our Strech Target of £1250 helping to further safeguard and protect our biodiversity & ecosystem + enabling us greater opportunity for community engagement about bees!

We run a community farm in Harlow Essex which offers anyone the opportunity to grow food organically alongside a brilliant team of volunteers. Last year we introduced our first beehive to the community farm which is thriving and we would like to introduce 2 more hives to the farm.

Bees are a crucial part of our ecosystem as without them the number of plants would rapidly decline and our vibrant biodiversity would be at risk, to the detriment of all life on Earth. 

We are passionate about protecting the biodiversity and one way which we can help to do this is by introducing more beehives to our farm. 

More bees means more pollination for flowers and food crops. Since introducing our first beehive we have seen an increase in harvests which we are sure having the bees on the farm has helped to do and so by introducing further hives will increase our harvest further and as a result more people in our community benefiting from fresh fruits & veggies! + harlow has many brilliant allotment which will also benefit from an increase of beehives. 

With the money raised we will purchase:

  • Two new beehives.
  • Beekeeping equipment including suits and tools.
  • Beekeeping training with Harlow Beekeeping Association.
  • Resources to educate the community including local school in the importance of bees for our ecosystem.

An additional aim of this project is to encourage the cultivation of wild flowers around the colonies/hives and we will plant a variety of these wild flowers around the community farm.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

16 of 20 claimed

£30 Reward

Beekeeping experience, discover more about the exciting world of this most complex and productive insect, and enjoy a hands-on exploration inside a hive of honeybees. Experience will include: Handling live honeybees, Inspecting the inside of a beehive, Understanding how a beehive works, The do’s and don’ts of beekeeping, How can you help save the bees. Experience will last for 2 hours & Light refreshments will be provided.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A Massive Thanks from us + Name of choice added to beehive

£10 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£10 Reward

Herbal Tea Selection - 3 organic farm grown herbal tea packs which includes 3 mint, lemon balm and nettle tea.

£15 or more

1 of 15 claimed

£15 Reward

Farm supporters tote bag which features artwork from local artist Leon Webb + name of your choice added to beehive.

£15 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

A ticket to our cream tea on Saturday 22nd June, 1-4pm being held at the community farm.

£20 or more

6 of 10 claimed

£20 Reward

A jar of honey from the beehives which you have helped to fund + name of your choice added to beehive.

£20 or more

3 of 5 claimed

£20 Reward

3 jars of delicious farm jam made using fruit from the community farm + Farm supporters tote bag which features artwork from local artist Leon Webb + name of your choice added to beehive.

£25 or more

4 of 5 claimed

£25 Reward

A box filled to the brim with fresh seasonal farm fruits & vegetables + Farm supporters tote bag which features artwork from local artist Leon Webb + name of choice added to beehive.

£10 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£10 Reward

A tray of our famous millionaires shortbread + name of your choice added to beehive.

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