Andrew Brown Dental, 1% for the Planet, and The B4 Project

by | Jan 31, 2024 | News

At Andrew Brown Dental in Tavistock, we believe in putting the planet and people before profit. One of the ways we demonstrate this commitment is through our ongoing support of The B4 Project, a remarkable initiative dedicated to protecting the UK’s native dark honey bee.

1% for the Planet Partnership

We are proud that Andrew Brown Dental is a member of 1% for the Planet, a global network of businesses that donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes. Our contribution to The B4 Project is a testament to our dedication to environmental stewardship. Through this partnership, we aim to play a role in the conservation of the UK’s unique dark honey bee population, reduce live imports of Southern European honey bees and encourage sustainable beekeeping practice.

A Passion Project Driven by Our Principal Dentist

The B4 Project is not just a cause we support; it’s a passion project close to the heart of our principal dentist and practice owner, Andrew Brown. Andrew’s dedication to preserving the native dark honey bee is a reflection of our commitment to making a meaningful difference in the community and beyond.

Protecting the UK’s Native Dark Honey Bee

The B4 Project focuses on establishing reserves in collaboration with like-minded beekeepers. These reserves serve as safe havens for the UK’s native dark honey bee, helping to safeguard their populations. Our partnership involves working closely with scientists to assess the genetic purity of bee samples taken from different geographical locations. This meticulous approach ensures the preservation of the unique genetic heritage of the native dark honey bee.

Spreading Awareness

In addition to our financial support, we actively engage in informing the public about the significance of the UK’s native dark honey bee. By raising awareness, we hope to inspire others to join us in supporting The B4 Project and contribute to the protection of these vital pollinators.

At Andrew Brown Dental, we believe that small actions can lead to significant change. Our partnership with The B4 Project is not just about dentistry; it’s about creating a sustainable and thriving environment for all. Join us in making a positive impact on the world, one smile and one bee at a time.

To find out more about The B4 Project – please visit https://www.b4project.co.uk/