International Day for Biodiversity

International Day for Biodiversity – Blog Post ETS


We believe in nurturing nature and fostering sustainable practices to create a harmonious environment where biodiversity thrives. As we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity, we are delighted to share the impactful steps we have taken to support biodiversity through our commitment to organic farming, sustainable beekeeping and community empowerment.


The Impact of Bees in Biodiversity

Bees are essential for our ecosystem as they are responsible for the growth of 87% of plant species and 75% of the food crops we rely on. Here at English Tea Shop, we understand the integral role bees play in maintaining biodiversity and ensuring food security. Our sustainable beekeeping program is designed to support and increase bee populations while contributing to the pollination of flowers and crops.

Our beekeeping initiatives aim to cultivate over 1.2 million bees per year. By distributing bee boxes and providing training to our organic farmers, we empower them to engage in sustainable beekeeping. This not only boosts bee colonies but also enhances crop production, leading to improved livelihoods for farmers and a sustainable food source for future generations.


Our Commitment to Organic Farming

Organic farming is at the heart of our mission to create a positive impact on the environment. By avoiding synthetic fertilisers and pesticides, we promote healthier soil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our commitment to organic practices helps preserve habitats and encourages biodiversity, allowing plants and various species to flourish.

In addition to our beekeeping initiatives, we are expanding our floral family by introducing new plants like hibiscus and jasmine. This encourages farmers to diversify their crops, attracting more bees and enhancing biodiversity. A diverse range of crops helps maintain soil fertility and structure, ensuring the long-term sustainability of our farming practices.


Celebrating International Day for Biological Diversity 

Here at English Tea Shop, sustainability is woven into every aspect of our operations. From sourcing ingredients to manufacturing and packaging, we strive to minimise our environmental footprint. Our teas are produced in carbon-neutral facilities, and we prioritise eco-friendly packaging to reduce landfill waste.

By embracing sustainable beekeeping, organic farming, and community empowerment, we are dedicated to fostering biodiversity and ensuring a healthier planet. Join us in celebrating the vital role of bees and the positive impact of sustainable practices on this International Day for Biological Diversity.