David Bellamy Gold Award & Honey Bee Friendly Park 2017

We are delighted announce that Professor Bellamy has awarded Beech Croft Farm Caravan & Camping Park the Gold accolade and we are now officially a “Honey Bee Friendly” park

What is The BBKA Honey Bee Pledge

Since 2016, the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme (DBCAS) has teamed up with the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) to run the Honey Bee Friendly Park Project, which aims to get as many parks as possible working to conserve Britain’s bees.
Bees are a vital part of the British countryside. Not only are they beautiful and fascinating creatures, they are
one of the most important pollinators of crops and other plants. That’s why the recent dramatic decline in many
of Britain’s bee species is such bad news.

At Beech Croft Farm we have a number of plants that Bees are attracted to.

What is the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award

The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK. The idea of the scheme was first sown when David Bellamy gave a talk to members of the camping, caravanning and holiday home park industry in which he gave the audience members a challenge to be part of the environmental solution and not part of the problem. David was then invited to visit many parks and was amazed at the wide range of work that the most forward-thinking owners were doing for the environment.

David was so impressed that a partnership was formed between the Conservation Foundation (the environmental organisation that David co-founded to help businesses get involved in conservation) and the British Holiday & Home Parks Association to set up an award scheme.