Below you’ll find festive gift ideas for family and friends, from pure Australian honey, chocolate and wine to a native bee calendar and poster, bee jewellery and even a bee hive.
Each business listed here is a proud supporter of the Wheen Bee Foundation. Through their financial support, they enable us to continue our work supporting research and promoting the importance of bees for food security, biodiversity and ecosystem health. We are extremely grateful for their ongoing contribution to this important work.
If your business or organisation would like to support the Wheen Bee Foundation, you can apply to become a Business Buddy at wheenbeefoundation.org.au/support-us/sponsors-partners
Christmas gift ideas that give back to bees
When you give the gift of a Wheen Bee Foundation Donation Card, you’ll be supporting the foundation and its work supporting vital research and conservation activities that address the national and global threats to bees.
The cards are available for $25, $50 or $100 Gifts, and all funds go towards research and projects.
If your loved one is new to beekeeping, the Starter Bundle from Flow Hive is a great way to ensure they’ll have everything they need.
The bundle features a Flow Hive, an organic cotton beekeeping suit, premium goatskin gloves, a J-hive tool, a stainless steel smoker, a Flow Veil, and a sweet saving.
It’s the perfect way to help your favourite bee enthusiast get set up for success with Flow’s easy honey harvesting technology.
Available from $986 – save $108.
This limited-edition range of premium two-litre wine packs from Winesmiths features stunning floral and bee-themed artwork by artist Billie Justice Thomson. Part proceeds from each sale of their Pinot Grigio and Shiraz go towards supporting the Wheen Bee Foundation.
The two-litre wine packs are available for $15.99.
The perfect Christmas gift for a environmentally conscious chocolate lover.
The Christmas Gift Pack from Deva Cacao contains three 35g bars of handmade organic raw chocolate. Choose any mix of three flavours including Sour Cherry, Macadamia and Mint or Mandarin and Sea Salt.
The Christmas Gift Pack is $16.50 and there is a special Wheen Bee Foundation discount of 10% off the entire range. Enter code WHEEN10 at checkout. Valid until 18 December.
The Bee Cause Collection Gift Pack from Beechworth Honey is 100% pure Australian honey, collected from the Australian bush, in regions with undulating landscapes, vast flatlands and tall eucalypts. The pack includes six Bee Cause honeys, packed into a beautiful box ready for instant gifting.
Bee Cause is a member of 1% for the Planet. Every purchase helps protect bees and bee habitats, with funds donated back to the Wheen Bee Foundation.
The Bee Cause Collection Gift Pack is $34.50.
Bring native bees into your life every day of the year with the 2024 Australian Native Bees calendar from Bees Business.
The calendar is full of stunning images, bee facts and information on how to help protect native bees.
The calendar is $25 and all profits from calendar sales will be donated to the Wheen Bee Foundation’s Discover Bees program, which aims to discover and name Australia’s 1,000 undocumented native bee species.
This one’s just for bee-loving hairdressers. Bring the season’s festivities into the hair salon this Christmas with hair foils from Foil Me. Foil Me’s vibrant new collection, The Celebration is the perfect gift for your hairdresser this Christmas.
Alternatively, you can show your hairdresser love and appreciation while also supporting bees with Foil Me’s The Bee Collection. $1 from the sale of every box of The Bee Collection is donated to the Wheen Bee Foundation.
Brass Bee Badge
Become a Bee Advocate this Christmas. Buy a beautiful Wheen Bee Foundation brass bee badge for $25 and show your support for these important pollinators.
Discover Bees Poster
The Discover Bees of Australia poster features detailed images from scientist and photographer Dr James Dorey, capturing the diversity across Australia’s native bee population.
The poster is $35 and funds raised from every poster go to the Discover Bees program, which aims to discover and name Australia’s 1,000 undocumented native bee species.