Join our Willing Bees eco-mission to help provide a healthier future for Britain’s bees.
We’re Willing Bees with every Will we write this summer.
The Just Wills and Legal Services Willing Bees campaign is inviting new customers to create their very own ‘micro-meadow’ by donating a Bee Saving Kit to each household that writes their Will with us this summer.
Willing Bees with Every Will we Write
We hope to donate as many Bee Saving Kits as possible. If we can plant them all our Bee Saving Kits will create enough wildflower habitat to fill:
40 London Buses²
10 UK gardens³
Grow native wildflowers with our gift, a Bee Saving Kit
The Bee Saving Kits contain 1000s of native wildflower seeds, approved by the Royal Horticultural Society as ‘Perfect for Pollinators’. When planted they will bloom into a floral ‘micro-meadow’ equivalent to 21 square feet of bee-friendly habitat.
The Bee Saving Kits are also easy to grow, so those taking part in the Willing Bees campaign means you don’t need to be an experienced gardener (or beekeeper!) to participate. This is because unlike most wildflower seeds that come loose in a packet the Just Wills and Legal Services Bee Saving Kits are high-quality seed balls, handmade in Dorset, and set in a protective soil and nurturing clay. This means they can easily thrive in cleared ground that’s kept well-watered.
Simply sow in cleared ground – a flowerpot or window box will do!
It’s also an initiative that those without a garden can take part in – our Bee Saving Kits can also be grown in a flowerpot or window box. Watch a blooming display of delicate wildflowers grow, attracting bees and other pollinators wherever they are sown!
The Willing Bees campaign addresses the call by conservationists for more flowers for urban and rural areas in the UK where 35 bee species are currently at risk from extinction, in addition to the 13 species lost already. The lack of food sources for bees has been caused by “insensitive urban development” and intensive farming. The Willing Bees campaign provides a way to create more flowers and food sources for bees.
World Bee Day
The campaign launch also coincides with the upcoming World Bee Day on 20 May 2021, designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of how vital bees and other pollinators are, what threats they face and how critical their contribution is to the sustainability of our environment and food sources.
The Willing Bees campaign was inspired by the setting of their rural Sussex office, aptly named “The Hive” and resident Bee-Keeper Bill, who keeps 12 beehives in the meadow next to the company’s Head Quarters. Knowing how vital it is to support the delicate ecosystem that bees need to thrive in, the Just Wills and Legal services were keen to develop a sustainable initiative that could help, which is how the Willing Bees campaign idea came to light.
David McMaster, Just Wills and Legal Services CEO and Founder says: “When you make a Will you leave a legacy to your loved ones, which is important to protect the things you’ve worked hard for all your life and those you care about. Equally, the Willing Bees’ eco-campaign has been launched to leave a lasting legacy to the nation by helping Britain’s declining bee population, providing wildflower pollen sources that are crucial for the survival of our bees, planet and future generations.”
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¹ Standard Allotment Size = 2690 square feet (source national allotment society)
² Standard London Bus footprint = 517 square feet / 61 ft 6 in length x 8 ft 4 width (source wikipedia.org)
³ Average UK Garden = 2023 square feet (source ONS)
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