How you can save the life of a bee with a wee kit that fits on your keyring – Hayley Matthews

I've mentioned before my absolute love of bees and how I save them when I'm out and about with a packet of sugar, teaspoon and small bottle of water.

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 12:30 pm
Given how busy they are, sometimes bees need a little help from a friendly human to keep going (Picture: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

However, when Mr Hayley discovered something that has revolutionised bee-saving during the week, I thought I should share it with all the bee fans out there.

It's called "Beevive" and it’s a bee revival kit on a keyring. Inspired by a spontaneous encounter with a tired bee, the bee-saving kit can be attached to your keys or backpack so you always have it with you!

So this little potion will save me carrying half the kitchen cupboards in my bag. The bee-revival keyring provides an emergency solution to give energy to an exhausted bee so it can continue its mission pollinating the Earth (which means you and I can enjoy things like bread and a lot of other foods).

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Without the bees we might starve so we should be treating them like kings, or should I saw queens!

So I've just treated myself to a strong aluminium keychain with a bee-reviving kit that comes with syrup to feed a bee in an emergency. And as it’s made by animal lovers, it is even delivered in an environmentally sustainable padded mailing bag, made from FSC-approved paper.

It cost me a tenner but I'd say that's a small price to pay for saving the world and with five-plus uses (refillable from home), it's un-bee-leavable that such a small thing can do such wonders. I also love that it's made in Exeter so if you're interested in saving the bees, www.beevive.com is where you'll find your bee-doctor kit!