Definition of Pollenize:

To supply with pollen; to sire the next generation of plants.

Pollenize CIC is a social enterprise that brings together the power of community and technology to reverse pollinator decline.

Accelerating pollinator awareness by introducing apiaries stocked with Native European Dark Honey Bees to high profile buildings in the centre of urban communities.

Gathering environmental intelligence data through remote hive sensing and honey pollen DNA analysis to improve the future resilience of urban pollinators and their habitats.


2018 Funding Success:

BETA Enterprise funding successfully granted to Pollenize CIC in April 2018

BETA Enterprise funding successfully granted to Pollenize CIC in April 2018

In June 2018 Pollenize CIC received grant funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

In June 2018 Pollenize CIC received grant funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

Sponsors of Kings School apiary.

Sponsors of Kings School apiary.

Our funding has enabled us to supply our apiary sites with beehives, bee colonies, protective clothing and supplies.


2019 Plan for Plymouth:

Pollenize CIC has already created a network of community apiary sites stocked with Native European Dark Honey Bees in Plymouth.

2020 Plan for Plymouth:


Successful trial of the BeeBike:

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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.


Wildflower Seeds Citizen Science Project:

Please tell us your wildflower seed sowing co-ordinates to help further our research into floral richness and green space engagement in the city.

Thanks to our seed sponsors:


Receiving support and expertise from:

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We are soon to announce some really exciting news… Stay tuned on our social media.


  • Your pledge will help pollinate the local area around you.

  • Pollenize provides native wildflower seeds that are necessary to enable the establishment of healthy habitat for local honey bees and other pollinators alike.

  • £5 and above monthly pledge will give you full access to both guided and informative beehive inspections throughout the beekeeping calendar year. All protective clothing will be provided along with expert beekeeping instruction.

  • As a Community Interest Company, over time we will re-invest back into the company to further projects at schools, showcasing the importance of pollinators in our environment. Additionally we will set aside a budget for ‘Pollinator related’ murals in our green spaces across the city.

  • Our local honey is reserved exclusively for our patrons. Think global, act local.

“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