Take #savethebees to the streets

by Bee Saviour Behaviour in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

£6,932

raised of £8,000 target

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by May 23rd 2019 at 7:16pm

Taking #savethebees to the streets with a sugar solution carrier for your wallet or purse; inspiring new communities of Bee Saviour Citizens

by Bee Saviour Behaviour in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

A bee can only fly for so long between flowers before it runs out of energy.  


Bumblebees have such fast metabolisms that they're never more than 40 mins from starvation, which must give navigating to your next flower a sense of urgency. 

Now bees like humans shouldn't live on a diet of sugar, however we do have the power to revive exhausted bees with a one off tiny drop of sugar solution.

So we invented a sugar solution carrier for your wallet to revive bees!

If you'd like to get a card then select a REWARD from the list on the right >>

Our cards get cheaper the more you buy... so one is £4, and two are £3.50 each.

We love a good idea!

Each Bee Saviour Card is refillable and handmade in our workshop. Our ambition is that 100% of Bee Saviour Cards we produce are made out of old cards destined for landfill and so you’re also reducing plastic waste.

The finished card is made without using any new plastic and because it's the size of a credit card you won't even notice you're carrying it!

There's never been a time the world has needed Bee Saviour Citizens more!

We know that the act of reviving one bee won't reverse bee population decline. 

What we do know is the moment has come for a global community of people who feel connected to their local bees and take action to reduce bee colony decline. 

Reviving a bee creates moments to inspire a generation of Bee Saviour Citizens!

With your help we can take #savethebees to the next level!

You can help us set up Bee Saviour Behaviour as an organisation shaped by you our members, creating innovative ways to take action to reduce bee population decline.

55% of the worlds population lives in cities and it's increasing.

Our campaigns and innovative ways to take action with focus on urban dwellers and will always seek to reuse existing materials and reduce plastic waste.


Bee Saviour Card - dispatched by 6th July 2019

This is a credit card sized sugar solution carrier for your wallet or purse that can be returned and refilled. Your card comes with a Worker Bee certificate and a history-tag to help record and share all your bee saviour behaviour.

Enamel badge (standard and gold) - dispatched by 6th July 2019

Heavy cotton tote bag - dispatched by 6th July 2019

Screen printed heavy cotton bag with a small credit card sized pocket on the inside for a Bee Saviour Card.

Co-operative membership

We love to celebrate bee saviour behaviour. When you become a co-op member you'll receive a Bee Saviour Citizen certificate and plenty of opportunities to gain further rewards.

Vending machine - dispatched by 6th July 2019

Supporting our crowdfunding campaign will help us do the following things:

  • We want to invite new connections with the urban nature around us. Our Bee Saviour Card allows anyone to save a bee when you're out and about... and so supporting our campaign will help this Card reach new and bigger audiences.
  • We want to invite a community of people who cares about bee population decline to help us build the next chapter for Bee Saviour Behaviour. Your investment will allow us to set up as a co-op and retool to make the Bee Saviour Card better... and in exchange for your support you can become a co-op member.
  • We believe in community. We want to build a community of Bee Saviour Citizens who feel inspired to do the social media liking and sharing, get active in their neighbourhoods and share ownership of our organisation. Supporting our campaign helps us create new campaigns, products and citizen science projects.

We have seen the impact that community connections can create here at Bee Saviour Behaviour and so part of what a successful crowdfunding campaign would allow us to do is explore what a local Bee Saviour Community could look like. 

Our plan is to install at least one hive in the city to inspire and demystify the world of bees for people.

There are lots of things we'd like to get our creative teeth into over in the future: 

  • Communities - Gathering people together for action and connection is central to what we are passionate about; this is why we're setting up as a co-operative. Our fundamental ambition is to grow a community of Bee Saviour Citizens drawn to us by our innovative campaigns, actions and things to do. We'd like to do this by being a pioneering co-operative creating new ways for you to shape and contribute to what we get up to as a group of people passionate about bees.
  • Cities - What would Bee Saviour Cities look like and how could we play a part in making them into a movement excites us. Amsterdam has managed to see bee population numbers increase by 45% since 2000. There's lots to learn from other cities around the world to spread the power of collective action.
  • Policies -  As the scientific evidence mounts up about the impact of pesticides on bee populations and with uncertain times ahead, it's important that pressure if constantly applied to governments for bee friendly policy making. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£9 or more

Become a Bee Saviour Citizen (+ membership)

Becoming a Bee Saviour Citizen is about carrying a Bee Saviour Card and a whole lot more. As a Bee Saviour Citizen you will receive a beautiful enamel badge of our logo, a Bee Saviour Citizen certificate and you'll become a co-op member. As a member you'll have the opportunity to participate and shape our campaigns as well as benefit from our success. (UK postage and packaging included)

£4 or more

Carry a Bee Saviour Card

Get your own Bee Saviour Card and you will also receive a Worker Bee certificate, a button badge and a thank you for your investment. The Bee Saviour Card is handmade in our Norwich workshop, contains three cells of sugar solution and is refillable if returned to us. (UK postage and packaging included)

£7 or more

Get yourself 2 x Bee Saviour Cards

Get yourself two Bee Saviour Cards and you will also receive two Worker Bee certificates, two. button badges and a thank you for your investment. The Bee Saviour Card is handmade in our Norwich workshop, contains three cells of sugar solution and is refillable if returned to us. (UK postage and packaging included)

£8 or more

Bee Saviour Badge Bundle

Your Bee Saviour Bundle gets you a Bee Saviour Card and more. In return for your support you will receive a beautiful enamel badge, a Worker Bee certificate and a thank you for your investment. The Bee Saviour Card is handmade in our Norwich workshop, contains three cells of sugar solution and is refillable if returned to us. (UK postage & packaging included)

£10 or more

Get yourself 3 x Bee Saviour Cards

Get yourself three Bee Saviour Cards and you will also receive three Worker Bee certificates, three button badges and a thank you for your investment. The Bee Saviour Card is handmade in our Norwich workshop, contains three cells of sugar solution and is refillable if returned to us. (UK postage and packaging included)

£18 or more

Bag a Bee Saviour Bundle

In addition to your Bee Saviour Card you'll receive a Worker Bee certificate and an attention grabbing limited edition heavy cotton tote bag with a Bee Saviour Card pocket. Designed by Richard Horne these special bags are guaranteed to be conversation starter. (UK postage and packaging included)

£19 or more

Bag a Bee Saviour Bundle (+ membership)

In addition to your Bee Saviour Card you'll receive an attention grabbing limited edition heavy cotton tote bag with a Bee Saviour Card pocket. Designed by Richard Horne these special bags are guaranteed to be conversation starter. To accompany your tote bag you'll also get a Bee Saviour Citizen certificate and become a co-op member so that you can shape our campaigns. (UK postage and packaging included)

£25 or more

Bee Saviour Bag, 2 x Cards & Badge

In addition to your Bee Saviour Card you'll receive an attention grabbing limited edition heavy cotton tote bag with a Bee Saviour Card pocket. Designed by Richard Horne these special bags are guaranteed to be conversations starters. To accompany your tote bag you'll also get a second Bee Saviour Card for the pocket and an enamel pin. (UK postage and packaging included)

£26 or more

Bee Saviour Bag, 2 x Cards & Badge (+ membership)

In addition to your Bee Saviour Card you'll receive an attention grabbing limited edition heavy cotton tote bag with a Bee Saviour Card pocket. Designed by Richard Horne these special bags are guaranteed to be conversations starters. To accompany your tote bag you'll also get a second Bee Saviour Card for the pocket, an enamel pin and a Bee Saviour Citizen certificate and become a co-op member. (UK postage and packaging included)

£750 or more

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Bee Saviour Ambassador

The ambassador reward is for influencers and those who can inspire community action. In return you'll receive a Bee Saviour Card vending machine and stock of 50 Bee Saviour Cards. The metal vending machine is wall mounted, robust and sleek with Bee Saviour Behaviour branding. We'll share the location of the vending machine on our website and across our social media platforms. This reward also comes with 10 x standard enamel pins and 10 x totes

£1,000 or more

Bee Saviour Super Mover and Shaker

The super ambassador reward takes your commitment to building a Bee Saviour Community to the next level. You'll receive a Bee Saviour Card vending machine and stock of 100 Bee Saviour Cards. We'll also thank you for your support on the 'Our Story' page of our website and visit your venue to run a 2 hour workshop for 20 participants. This reward also comes with 10 x standard enamel pin badges, 10 x gold enamel badges and 20 x tote bags.


Let's make 'Take #savethebees to the streets' happen