Did you know that we have our own beehive?
In 2018 we were approached by BeesMax which is a not-for-profit company with the sole aim of reversing the decline of the UK bee population.
Without bees our planet would be in trouble. They pollinate a third of the food we eat and 80% of flowering plants. But bees are facing many threats, including habitat loss and poisoning from pesticides. When we found out we could help; we wanted in!
Find out more about our bee colony and how you can help save bees from extinction when you visit us at the zoo. You can also find out more by visiting BeesMax.org and see some footage of our own bees by clicking on this link.
Meet our Bees
UK Honey Bees
The UK Honey Bee, with it's black and gold stripes is well-known as a hive bee and honey maker. It has been semi-domesticated for thousands of years to produce honey for human consumption, but it is now in trouble thanks to the use of pesticides and the destruction of its natural vegetation. It is an important pollinator of flowers and crops and as such we are incredibly excited to be able to offer a colony a home.