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Plan Bee

Save the Bees! - Tea and Talk

Thursday 21 March, 15.30
British Ambassador's Residence

Find out how we're responding to the drastic insect decline through our shared initiative Stockholm Loves Pollinators
and what you can do, wherever you are.

Text or email Nick the Chaplain by Friday 8 March to book your place.
First come, first served!

The hive is here!

The bees have been blessed!
Now there's the big vision to turn into reality...

And now it's called
Stockholm Loves Pollinators

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Plan Bee began with an idea for a beehive
in the church garden...

We may not be the promised land, but we can flow with honey.
And do our bit for a threatened pollinator.
That was the thinking.

And then our good neighbour Sharon Cairns joined in.
Wife of the British Ambassador.
And suddenly, fired by her enthusiasm, Plan Bee got

On our doorstep we've got the woods and meadows and waterfront
of the Royal National City Park.
The first such park in the world.
What if we were to make the whole thing pollinator friendly?

Do a pollinator audit. Find out what's going on.
Take good practice and turn it into policy when it comes to
planting, cutting, land management - that sort of thing.

We shared the idea with a few friends
- Camilla, Göran, Jenny, Lasse and others -
and came up with this:

Our vision, as international citizens and diplomats
living and working in this
beautiful city of Stockholm,
is to start a conversation between the different
such as
  • Norrmalms Staddelsförvaltning
  • Kungliga Djurgårdsförvaltningen (KDF)
  • Kungliga Djurgårdens Interessenter
  • Bin i Stan
  • Sweden’s beekeeper federation
  • and Stockholm city
in order to encourage the development of a comprehensive
bee and pollinator strategy for Stockholm city.

And, before we knew it, lots of key people were on board.
And the city was taking an active interest.

”KDF is pleased to support this worthwhile
and far sighted bee campaign."

Gunnar Bjorkman, Chief of Parks, KDF

With guidance from Bin I Stan
and finance from generous local residents
the hive and the bees are now with us.

For all that's happened since, see here.

Now the whole city is in our sights!