The Honey Tribe

Honey Tribe Hive

Honey Tribe Hive

Welcome to the Honey Tribe, just one of the UK’s 274,000 Western Honeybee hives. Deep in the British countryside (in an undisclosed location), the hive is home to about 40,000 bees. Just like many others across the country, the hive is in trouble.

Not long ago, the Honey Tribe housed around 80,000 bees but they have been dying and it is unclear why. Between 2007 and 2008 there was a 30% drop in the Honeybee population. The British Bee Keepers Association (BBKA) estimate that 1 in 3 hives may not survive each passing winter.

In recent years 36% of Honeybees in the United States have died from what has become known as Colony Collapse Disorder. The exact nature of CCD is unclear but research is ongoing. Such research is vital if we are to save the honey tribe and secure the future of the honeybee.

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live”

Meet the Honey Tribe and Learn About the Honeybee

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Queen Apidya (The Queen Bee)


Corbee (Male drone)


Phoebee (Young, female worker bee)


Doctor Bloom (Mature, female worker bee)

Doctor Bloom

Sting (Male drone)


The Colonel (Mature, female worker bee)

The Colonel