B-Hive exists to champion local, ethical and green goods and offer a space for people to meet, talk and share ideas and information.
B-Hive aims to offer a range of goods that have been chosen because they meet at least one of our 3 criteria:
Local - goods produced as locally as possible, championing what Belper, Derbyshire and the UK have to offer and encouraging investment into our local economy.
Ethical - goods produced by workers who are paid a fair wage, are treated with respect and have good working conditions. Helping to promote fairtrade and a better standard of workers rights and living conditions around the world.
Green / Eco - goods made with a low environmental impact to reflect a respect for the world around us, minimise our impact and reduce the effects of climate change.
All of our products are chosen to promote more sustainable ways of shopping for everyday goods. We trade with suppliers whose ethics match our own.
Who is making this happen?
We are a group of individuals involved in Transition Belper who are committed to creating and developing B-Hive. The Transition Movement is a response to the dual challenge of Peak Oil and Climate Change and the impact they are, and are threatening to have, on the world around us. Transition groups exist in communities around the world.
“In the Transition story we replace the goal of economic growth with a goal of well-being, of happiness, of community and connectedness”
Rob Hopkins The Power of Just Doing Stuff
How can you get involved?
If you would like more information on B-Hive or Transition Belper or would like to get involved please contact Becky Newton firstname.lastname@example.org Regular updates can be found in the Transition Newsletter. We welcome ideas and comments on what people would like to see B-Hive offer -
Get in Touch!
Visit the B-Hive Stall at:
Mix Your Own Muesli
Buy a base oat mix and choose what you would like to add to create your very own breakfast cereal.
Stock up on environmentally friendly cleaning products
Household cleaning products in bottles that you can bring back to be refilled - Reuse to Reduce Waste.
Be Tempted by Teas
Set your taste buds tingling with some tasty teas from local merchant Northern Teas - choose from a selection of bagged and loose teas.
Found out more about B-Hive and Transition Belper and how you can get involved.