Worthing Honey Collective
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On 26th April 2018 we successfully raised £8,137 with 35 supporters in 28 days

We are setting up a community supported beehive project in Worthing training up volunteer beekeepers and running pollination master classes.

by Anne Thwaites | We Are FoodPioneers CIC in Worthing, England, United Kingdom

The bees are coming.

Hello everyone,

here's the latest from the Worthing Honey Collective.

After seeking advice from our resident beekeeper Tony, we have now got a "delivery date" for our native bee nuclei that we will pick up from our local bee farmer Roger at the end of next month.

Thanks to your support we have not only ordered our own bees, but have now also selected our first hives and equipment so we can get started from the moment the bees arrive in Worthing at the end of June.

We have had a lot of interest already of local school and arts groups wanting to get involved, and we will be sending out dates for our bee-friendly walks very shortly. Thanks to Kew's "Grow Wild" scheme and the Polli:Nation biodiversity and education project, we have also been given some fantastic resources to share information about beefriendly environments for people of all ages.

We will also set up a monthly study group for novice beekeepers and those who are interested in beekeeping here in Worthing, to which any new members are very welcome to come along to.

We would also like to continue sending you information about the Worthing Honey Collective and our other projects at FoodPioneers, such as our "Summer of Seaweed" ID and cookery programme, via our newsletters. If you'd rather not receive those just let us know.

More from us very soon - we'll buzz off for now.

Anne, Debs and everyone at FoodPioneers x


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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Your name on the beehive

To say thank you will we add your name to our painted beehives. That way, the bees will also have an opportunity to say thanks;)

£20 or more

Membership for the Worthing Honey Collective

You will receive your own membership pin badge and be able to take advantage of priority booking for our events and activities through our newsletter and website. Your name will be on a hive and the website.

£30 or more

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A walk in the park

Join us on a wildflower walk in one of Worthing's parks and learn to identify some of the beautiful plants that bees like to pick pollen from. Lead by a local wildflower expert. Approximately 3 hours. You will also become a member of the Worthing Honey Collective. Benefits as stated in membership reward.

£50 or more

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Make your own honey

Once our bees are established, we will harvest the honey together by emptying the combs and filtering it by hand. Take your own jar of honey home. You will also become a member of the Worthing Honey Collective. Benefits as stated in membership reward.

£100 or more

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Meet the bees in Worthing

Join us for an afternoon inspection visit and meet our bees with expert guidance by Tony, our resident beekeeper. You will also become a member of the Worthing Honey Collective. Benefits as stated in membership reward.

£250 or more

Become a guardian of our teaching apiary

Your name on a plaque as one of the founders of our teaching apiary in Worthing that will be used for educational visits from schools and the local community. You will be able to help us with the honey harvest, and take some honey home. You will also become part of the Worthing Honey Collective as a guardian member and receive a guardian certificate, with your name added to a hive and our website.

£1,000 or more

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Adopt a beehive

Become the official sponsor of a beehive and enable us to run a schools outreach programme with at least one school in Worthing. This funding will enable us to do a minimum of three sessions with children talking about pollination, beekeeping, and we can also take a class to meet the bees. We'll put your name on all our marketing material, a hive, website and you can join us for guardian events. Sponsorship certificate included.

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