The British Black Bee Project

by phil.chandler in Totnes, Devon

To re-establish the native British Black Honeybee across the country, starting with sustainable breeding centres in Devon and Cornwall.

by phil.chandler in Totnes, Devon

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Unfortunately this project was not successful.

Friends of the Bees

Black Bee Project

Many thanks to those who have backed this project, but we have reluctantly decided to close it, after our initial promotion effort failed to achieve our expectations. Rather than wasting time pushing it harder and risking over-exposure, we have decided to re-launch at a later date with a more modest proposal, which we hope you will still support.Meanwhile, we will be continuing with our work with the Black Bees and you are more than welcome to make a contribution to Friends of the Bees to help us, once your funds have been released from Crowdfunder. Thank you again for your willingness to support Friends of the Bees

Philip Chandler

DirectorFriends of the Beeswww.friendsofthebees.org

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A big 'thank you' on Twitter and Facebook! UK backers will also receive a special 'thank you' card and a packet of wild flower seeds.

£25 or more

19 of 1000 claimed

£25 Reward

You can NAME A BLACK BEE QUEEN! Name a queen after yourself or a loved one - we will update you on her achievements! A pdf (ebook) of the latest edition of The Barefoot Beekeeper! A big 'thank you' on Twitter and Facebook! UK backers will also receive a special 'thank you' card and a packet of wild flower seeds.

£50 or more

4 of 500 claimed

£50 Reward

A big 'thank you' on Twitter and Facebook WITH YOUR PHOTO! NAME A BLACK BEE QUEEN for yourself or a loved one! A pdf (ebook) of 'Learning From Bees: a philosophy of natural beekeeping' A pdf (ebook) of the latest edition of 'The Barefoot Beekeeper' UK backers will also receive a special 'thank you' card and a packet of wild flower seeds.

£60 or more

3 of 50 claimed

£60 Reward

Specially printed, organic cotton T-shirt with 'Support our Black Bees' logo! Name a Black Bee Queen! A big 'thank you' on Twitter and Facebook! UK backers will also receive a special 'thank you' card and a packet of wild flower seeds.

£75 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£75 Reward

One hour personal Skype/telephone consultation, anywhere in the world, on 'balanced beekeeping' with Phil Chandler! A big 'thank you' on Twitter and Facebook! UK backers will also receive a special 'thank you' card and a packet of wild flower seeds.

£100 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£100 Reward

Get your own BLACK QUEEN at a 50% discount! (UK only, 2016 onwards, subject to availability) A pdf (ebook) of 'Learning From Bees: a philosophy of natural beekeeping' A pdf (ebook) of the latest edition of 'The Barefoot Beekeeper' A big 'thank you' on Twitter and Facebook! UK backers will also receive a special 'thank you' card and a packet of wild flower seeds.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Sponsor a portable hive (we need lots of these!) A pdf (ebook) of 'Learning From Bees: a philosophy of natural beekeeping' A pdf (ebook) of the latest edition of 'The Barefoot Beekeeper' A big 'thank you' on Twitter and Facebook! UK backers will also receive a special 'thank you' card and a packet of wild flower seeds.

£125 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£125 Reward

A place on a special BLACK BEE TRAINING DAY for beekeepers (UK, several locations, 2016-17) A pdf (ebook) of 'Learning From Bees: a philosophy of natural beekeeping' A pdf (ebook) of the latest edition of 'The Barefoot Beekeeper' A big 'thank you' on Twitter and Facebook! UK backers will also receive a special 'thank you' card and a packet of wild flower seeds.

£150 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£150 Reward

A WILD BEE HOTEL handmade for your garden (UK only, delivered) A pdf (ebook) of 'Learning From Bees: a philosophy of natural beekeeping' A pdf (ebook) of the latest edition of 'The Barefoot Beekeeper' A big 'thank you' on Twitter and Facebook! UK backers will also receive a special 'thank you' card and a packet of wild flower seeds.

£150 or more

1 of 25 claimed

£150 Reward

Get a BLACK BEE NUCLEUS COLONY at half price (UK only, from 2017) A pdf (ebook) of 'Learning From Bees: a philosophy of natural beekeeping' A pdf (ebook) of the latest edition of 'The Barefoot Beekeeper' A big 'thank you' on Twitter and Facebook! UK backers will also receive a special 'thank you' card and a packet of wild flower seeds.

£250 or more

0 of 25 claimed

£250 Reward

Two places on a BLACK BEE EXPERIENCE DAY with PERMACULTURE FARM TOUR! (UK, Devon, likely August 2015)

£250 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£250 Reward

Sponsor a fixed TOP BAR HIVE (will be used for most of our breeding colonies) Your name on an engraved sign will be permanently fixed to one of our principal hives.

£500 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

Personalized, one-day balanced beekeeping course for your local group, anywhere in the UK (up to 16 people, you only pay travel/accomm. expenses)

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Personalized, 2-day beekeeping course for a group of up to 16 people, anywhere in the UK (you only pay expenses)

£2,500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£2,500 Reward

Special BLACK BEE EXPERIENCE DAY for up to 20 people at one of our breeding centres in SW England.

£2,500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£2,500 Reward

12 months advertising space for your green, ethical business on our busy web sites! Plus your leaflet/brochure sent to all our backers.

£5,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£5,000 Reward

Consultation on making your business more bee-friendly, including site visit (UK only) and unlimited telephone support. Inclusion in our newsletter (circ. 12,000)


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