Definition of Pollenize:
To supply with pollen; to sire the next generation of plants.
Pollenize CIC is a social enterprise increasing Plymouth’s urban biodiversity. We do this by:
Facilitating community supported beekeepers and beehives at our apiaries.
Educating about pollinator conservation, and establishing pollinator friendly habitats in the city.
“Since the Second World War, we’ve lost 97% of our wildflower meadows, leaving our bees with little natural habitat. If pollinator numbers continue to decline at the alarming rate they currently are, lots of food crops we rely and enjoy every day will no longer exist.” Friends of the Earth
This where you can help by becoming a ‘Pollenize Patron’, your patronage will get you:
Complete access to all beehive inspections throughout the beekeeping calendar. This will be with experienced beekeepers and all protective clothing will be included.
First on the list for the years honey crop via an email notification.
We pollinate your local area with native wildflower seeds to establish foraging habitats for honey bees and other pollinators.
Quarterly news letter, telling you how your local hive is coming along.
Free seed packets to pollinate your garden or local area available from your closest apiary site.
To be in with a chance to win a beekeeping experience for you and another person, upload your best photo of any type of bee on a flower on to the Pollenize FB page.
BETA Enterprise funding successfully granted to Pollenize CIC in April 2018
In June 2018 Pollenize CIC received grant funding from the Big Lottery Fund.
Our funding has enabled us to supply our apiary sites with beehives, bee colonies and supplies. The funding will also pay for 10 Adult and 10 Children’s beesuits.
Pollenize CIC will be working with experienced beekeepers inviting the patrons on hive inspections.
2019 Plans for Plymouth:
The plan for 2019 is to create a network of community apiary sites in Devonport and Stonehouse in Plymouth.
The BeeBike coming Spring 2019
We want to be the most sustainable beekeepers in Plymouth. We are registered onto the sustainable transport scheme with Plymouth City Council and will be testing out a cargo bike in March & April
We would love to hear your thoughts… Please message us below: