There has been much in the new over recent years about the plight of the planets bee population. For those who fancy becoming a bee keeper without having to actually keep bees, or are looking for an unusual gift, there are schemes out there that let you adopt a bee hive.
I have come across two web sites that offer this service, both charge around £30.
The British Beekeepers Association’s Pollen Shop allow you to choose the region your hive is located in.
Subscribing to Adopt-a-hive will get you a 1/12 share in a hive. Adopt-a-hive offer discounts for continuing your support in subsequent years.