Cornish wildlife product company Green&Blue have come up with a brand new design to celebrate the launch of their storefront on multi award winning online marketplace Not on the High Street. The company have taken their bee brick, which was the winner of the Soil Associations Innovation award last year and which has also been shortlisted in three prestigious design awards this year, and created a unique blue version, in a shade inspired by that used by Not on the High Street. â€œStudies show that bees have a preference for blue as they see in ultra violetâ€ said Gavin Christman, Co-founder of Green&Blue and designer of the bee brick. â€œEnsuring your planting is predominantly blue is said to encourage more bees into your garden and so we felt a blue brick could have the same affect and be even more enticing to a solitary bee seeking a nesting site.â€ The bee brick is a revolutionary new product, which provides a stylish nesting site for solitary bees. The bricks can be used as stylish standalone bee hotels in the garden or can also be used in construction. Solitary bees are responsible for a third of all food we eat but are facing massive decline and a part of the problem is habitat loss. By using the bee brick we can all help to make a difference to the plight of solitary bees, and because they donâ€™t have honey or a queen bee to protect they are non-aggressive and so safe to encourage around children and pets. â€œWe are really excited to be launching our storefront on Not on the High Streetâ€ said Faye Clifton, Sales and marketing manager. â€œWe knew we wanted to do something special to mark the occasion and because we design and make the bricks ourselves we had some flexibility to experiment with colour. Weâ€™re delighted with the results and are hoping the bees will be too!â€
Delivery is one of the trickiest parts of what we do. We make beautiful products but we make them big and we make them heavy! It means that we are limited in who we can use to send our range and it's hard to come up with a 'one size fits all' solution. We work hard to make our delivery charges as reasonable as possible though and we think we've just gone one better on our wireframe bird feeders. The price of a wireframe bird feeder now includes delivery, within the UK, you're welcome! If you'd like to order more than one you will need to pay for them as separate transactions in order to obtain the free delivery but we hope you won't mind this too much! The wireframe feeder has been our bestseller in September and we reckon it's a great gift for the upcoming season, perfect for the office secret santa or a little keepsake for a friend, or a treat for the kids to introduce them to the simple pleasures of feeding the birds!
Drumroll please - for the winner of our competition with Celtic & Co. One lucky winner was selected at random and that winner was..... Susan Bolt. Congratulations Susan, two beautiful bird feeders coming your way! And if your name isn't Susan, we're sorry! But we've still got a little something for you. Take 20% off any purchase on our website until Monday 14th Sept. Use code 'CELTIC' at checkout. Hurray!
Green&Blue, the innovative company behind the birdball birdhouse, are celebrating after being handpicked as Green heroes by Kevin McCloud for their award winning bee brick. The company found out last week that Kevin had selected the bee brick as one of the best eco-innovations on the market and invited them to attend Grand Designs Live. â€œWeâ€™re so delighted to be recognised by Kevin and the team at Grand Designsâ€ said Faye Clifton, sales and marketing manager. â€œAs such a well respected and influential figure in the industry itâ€™s brilliant to be able to say Kevin McCloud backs the bee brick.â€ Green&Blue will now exhibit within the dedicated Green Heroes feature at Grand Designs Live in October and will get the chance to meet Kevin and members of the press. (We'll tell you about it afterwards and make sure we get some great photo's of us posing with Kevin!!)
Award winning Cornish company Green&Blue have a beautiful selection of products which make perfect Christmas gifts for design lovers, nature enthusiasts and even the obligatory office secret santa! The Green&Blue range is crafted in the UK, the majority of it in Cornwall. The range stands out because of the stunning designs, which create a real statement in the garden and which create both feeding stations and nesting sites for nature. â€œWeâ€™re really excited about the ranges appeal for Christmas gifting this yearâ€ said Faye Clifton, sales and marketing manager. â€œWeâ€™ve been through a big rebrand this year and repackaged our entire collection, changed our literature and launched a new website. Weâ€™re excited to build upon a really successful Christmas 2014 and break records this year."