Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem. They are responsible for a lot of the food we eat and bake with; from apples and almonds, to coriander and cranberries noted below. In fact, a third of all food relies upon these pollinators.

  • Almond: honey bees
  • Anise: honey bees
  • Apple: honey bees, blue mason orchard bees
  • Apricot: bees
  • Blueberry: over 115 kinds of bees
  • Cardamon: honey bees, solitary bees
  • Cashew: bees, moss, fruit bats
  • Cherry: honey bees, bumble bees, solitary bees, flies
  • Coriander: honey bees, solitary bees
  • Cranberry: over 40 native bees, including bumble
  • Dairy products: dairy cows eat alfalfa pollinated by honey bees
  • Fig: 800 kinds of fig wasps
  • Grape: bees
  • Honey: honey bees
  • Macadamia nuts: bees, beetles, wasps
  • Melon: bees

When bees are at risk, so is the good food we love to eat. Loss of habitat has had a huge impact on the UK’s bee population, with many important species either extinct or endangered.

This season, by rewilding our Jericho, Dulwich, Swain’s Lane, Brighton and Clapham Old Town bakeries with fresh planters and floral installations, we’re helping to keep the smallest members of our team busy – and raise awareness of the issue.

From 29th April to 20th May, we will also be gifting seeds at the tills to plant at home, making sure the bee community is buzzing in our neighbourhoods.

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