Introduction

Here are some great Bee Friendly examples to give you inspiration and help as you create your own project. Find out how actions have been put into practice and what people, organisations and communities are doing across the four themes: Food, Five Star Accommodation, Freedom from Pesticides and Fun.

Wellbeeing project and Ein Berllan – Our Orchard

Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

In conjunction with the Ein Berllan-Our Orchard project at the University Hospital Llandough we have also established our Wellbeeing project.... read more

Gerddi Bro Ddyfi Gardens

Using gardening and related activities, the Gerddi Bro Ddyfi Gardens (www.gerddibroddyfigardens.co.uk) provides a therapeutic community space for all people in the Bro Ddyfi area, and especially those at risk of social exclusion... read more

Woodland Skills Centre

Denbighshire Roadside Verge Wildflower Restoration Project

Roadside verges have the potential to be an amazing environmental resource providing season-long flowers for pollinating insects; nesting habitat for bumblebees and solitary bees; cover for small mammals; habitat for many invertebrates; a link, specially when backed by a well-established and managed hedge, between other habitats such as woodlands, wetlands, water courses, heath and moorland....read more

St Mary’s Churchyard, Chirk

St Mary’s Churchyard volunteers recognised their churchyard could be a safe haven for wildlife. Since 2009, they have been working to maintain and enhance the natural environment and historical interest of the Churchyard whilst presenting an attractive and cared for appearance. In 2019, they joined the Bee Friendly scheme and are committed to helping pollinators.... read more

Garth Primary School, Maesteg

Garth Primary School, Maesteg, developed a project called A Taste of Honey. The school has two beehives. These are managed by two members of staff who trained and became beekeepers. Having the hives present in the school has helped the children understand how important bees are. The children have learned that bees are needed to pollinate plants and crops and are necessary for our survival.... read more

Bee friendly at Coastlands School

“People need to learn not to hate bees, but to love them. They are massively important to us as they pollinate our crops. The Bee Friendly scheme is perfectly named to raise awareness and change people’s views.’’ (Coastland’s Eco Warrior Ria).... read more

Friends of Happy Valley Flowerbed

Happy Valley is a park located on the Great Orme, Llandudno, Conwy. Friends of Happy Valley (facebook.com/FriendsOfHappyValley) is a group of local residents who volunteer their time to enhance the park which is a valuable recreational resource for residents and visitors. To support pollinators, the Friends created a project called Happy Valley Flowerbed, which received the Bee Friendly award in 2018.... read more

Tai Tarian - playing their part in a sustainable future

In 2018, Tai Tarian joined Wales’ Bee Friendly initiative. Tai Tarian is one of the largest social housing providers in Wales, owning over 9000 properties and managing over 450 acres in the Neath Port Talbot County.... read more

Species in Wales

Amphibians & Reptiles

Birds

Lichens

Terrestrial Mammals

Bryophytes

Invertebrates

Helping Wildlife

Wildlife Gardening