We’ve welcomed a colony of nearly 60,000 honey bees to the Festival Theatre roof!
We’re playing a small part to address the declining bee population working with experienced beekeepers Plan Bee to host a bee hive. You can help us give a happy home to honey bees by adopting a bee in our hive!
- Please give £3 to adopt a Festival Theatre Honey Bee
- Adopt 10 bees with a donation of £30 and receive an exclusive mini-jar of the first batch of Festival Theatre honey
- Adopt 20 bees with a donation of £60 and receive an exclusive large jar of the first batch of Festival Theatre honey
- Adopt 100 bees with a donation of £300 and you’ll have the opportunity to visit the beehive on the roof of the theatre and meet the expert beekeepers who are looking after them as well as receiving a pot of honey.
You can also donate by calling our box office on 0131 529 6000 or by texting BEEZ03 to 70070.
In the past few years honey bees have experienced substantial declines – down a third since 2007. The causes are not yet fully understood but it's believed that a number of factors have contributed including parasites and disease, climate change, pesticides and air pollution.
Urban environments are great places for bees to thrive - there are lots of green spaces, gardens and parks with no pesticides. We’re looking forward to tasting the first batch of Festival theatre honey.
All of the money raised will go towards supporting our bee colony and making our theatres greener.