As we welcome in the warmer weather and the onset of growth, abundance and a bountiful harvest, our founder Carole Bamford believes passionately that we must do all that we can to protect the precious pollinators who make it all possible.

“Bees are essential to life as we know it and much of the food we grow at Daylesford would not be possible without our most vital pollinators.

With their populations in sharp decline, we must do everything we can to support the humble bee.

At Daylesford, it starts with healthy soil and healthy plants. As guardians of 6,500 acres of pasture and woodland, we are committed to protecting the wild reserves that bees and other wild pollinators need, while spreading the message far beyond the boundaries of our own fields.

However, we feel there is more that we can do, and so this spring we shall be launching a new, year-long campaign to help protect and preserve the next generation of bees.

Over the next few months our farm will be host to an exciting series of bee-related events and workshops, as well as special menus in our cafés, exhibitions in our Bamford store and honey-inspired treatments in our BAMFORD HAYBARN SPA.

The festivities continue at our SUMMER FESTIVAL on Saturday 20th May. It is a day that I look forward to every year and I hope you will be able to join us for a special celebration of the advent of summer and the vital role that our bees play over the summer months.”

Carole Bamford

As part of our campaign to protect our pollinators, this summer we will be supporting Bees For Development, a charity very close to our hearts at Daylesford. We therefore hope that with this specialist international beekeeping association we can work together to save our bees and help to make a difference worldwide.Daylesford June 2012

This initiative supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals.