WELCOME TO HIVER, WHERE BEER MEETS BEES
Hiver began in 2013 after our Founder Hannah, went along to a honey tasting in Bermondsey. After asking if she could help out, she found herself bizarrely on the roof of the Tate Britain, helping to inspect a beehive. With a frame of bees in hand and a view over London to remember, this was the moment she thought 'I'd really love to do this again!'. She started researching all things bees and beekeeping and as she already worked in the brewing industry, she started tasting some honey beers too. And so the idea for Hiver came about!
How to help Bees
Plant for bees
We need to plant for bees through the seasons. Wildflowers are transient and short lived so why not focus on planting bulbs in October to provide nectar for them in February through to April. Or add shrubs, herbs or fruit trees for forage that comes back year after year.
buy honey from your local beekeeper
Surely there's no more delicious way to support bees populations that by supporting your local, independent beekeeper. Check out the British Beekeepers Association (the BBKA for those in the know) website to find out who your local beekeeping association is. And from there, the rest is easy beesy.
educate yourself & say no to neonectinoids
Read up to understand how the combination of UK habitat loss combined with poisonous pesticide use is all easily preventable. Please consider signing this Greenpeace petition to ban a neonectinoids in pesticides. And why not donate for a Bee Saver kit from Friends of the Earth, who also do fantastic pollinator relevant work from planting to lobbying.
If you'd like to stock Hiver, Fabal or help us hook you up with a local beekeepers, then let us know. If you're a current stockist and you'd like to know gas pressures or arrange a team training session or some POS, then we'd love to support you.