Thank you so much for wanting to help.

Here’s the deal.

So that we can continue to fight for the bees,

do what we do, and have the impact that is so urgently required

we need your help.

To make it as easy as possible for you to get involved we’ve come up with

4 basic options for you to become an official

Friend of the Bees

The Queen Bee

Queen Bee – Extra special Friend of the Bees.

€100 per year

Because you know you’re worth it. The queen bee is at the centre of everything looking out for everyone. Get busy being a royal patron.

Bumble Bee

Bumblebee – Family Friends of the Bees.

€60 per year.

Your whole family get to be Official Friends of the Bees for less than the price of 2 coffees per month. Better for you. Better for the bees!

Solitary Bee

Solitary Bee – Individual Friend of the Bees.

 €36 per year

Become an Official Friend of the Bees for the price of one cup of coffee per month. One less coffee loads more bees.

Worker Bees

Workplace groups become Friends of the Bees.

€500 per year

Get together with your work colleagues/gift your employees to create a buzz by becoming Official Friends of the Bees. Covers up to 20 individuals.

At The Bee Sanctuary of Ireland we believe that being involved and associated with helping to save nature should not be dependent on ability to pay.

For that reason we offer the option to become an official Friend of the Bees  on an ‘honesty box’ basis.

What does this mean?

We trust you.

Contribute what you can. Nature and the bees need everyone to be their friend. If you can afford our recommended annual donation great. If you can’t that’s okay just contribute what you’re comfortable with. If you’re lucky enough to be in position to contribute a little more – and would like to – then that will help us maintain this policy.

We’re all in this together. We all need bees.

Bees really need everyone to help. So everyone should be able to get involved. Only contribute what you can afford via our HONESTY BOX option below and join us as An official Friend of the Bees.

Best you can Bee

Bees really need everyone to help. So everyone should be able to get involved. Only contribute what you can afford at our HONESTY BOX to become an official Friend of the Bees.

Make A Donation

If you would simply prefer to make a donation to help us in our work rather than becoming an official Friend of the Bees that’s great. Thank you. Some people are butterflies not bees. You’re helping both.

If you would like to talk to us about how you might help or contribute to our mission outside of these options please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

So as an

‘Official Friend of the Bees’ 

What’s in it for you?

Here at The Bee Sanctuary of Ireland we like to keep it real and the reality is that the world right now doesn’t need more cheap plastic trinkets floating around. Doesn’t need more trees cut down to produce paper for newsletters, magazines, brochures or certificates. Doesn’t need more ‘cheap fashion’ t-shirts, baseball hats and gimmicks.

We’re not getting involved in any of that.

So you becoming an ‘Official Friend of the Bees’ means we get to be here and you get:

  • Bragging rights that you are an official Friend of the Bees.
  • The community benefits of being part of a force for nature.
  • The personal satisfaction that you are supporting a unique project that will never take no for an answer when it comes to saving the bees. You’re part of something good.
  • A digital Friend of the Bees Certificate.
  • We’ll keep you fully informed of what we get up to.
  • We’ll send you a seasonal digital newsletter.
  • You’ll receive updates and advice on what you can do to help bees.
  • Exclusive invites to ‘Open Days’ on the sanctuary.
  • First option and Reduced rates on Events held at the sanctuary.

As we come across smart initiatives and new ways to engage with you you’ll be the first to know. We strive to surprise and delight to keep bee and nature conservation fresh, edgy and interesting.

Our promise to you.

In return for your ongoing support we promise to be a brave, independent voice in the fight to save our vital native wild bees and indeed all of nature. We will always put bees and nature first. We will never be owned.

We will always value the trust you are placing in us and will do everything we can to repay that trust.

We are not a charity but rather a Social Enterprise with a ‘For Profit, For Purpose’ ethos. What does this mean? All income and donations we receive will be treated as if we were a registered charity. We will pay running expenses and wages and everything left over will be reinvested into the cause.

No profits will be taken out of the project. No dividends will be paid to ‘shareholders’.

We understand the value of money.

The value of your support.

We will work lean and smart and every penny you give to us will be put to the best use possible. We are constantly dismayed when observing money (both public and private) being wasted and badly spent – we will not do this. We promise. Your support will have impact. It has to. It must.





The bees will whisper your name on the wind.