Urbee is a company with a vision, not only to provide lovely products for people, homes and gardens, but to also raise awareness of how important bees and other insects are to our environment and survival.
We are from a little corner of South East London and living on the edge of an urban jungle, we appreciate the need more than ever to have natural habitats around us. Places where bees can forage and thrive. Places where they can keep doing what they are on this earth to do. Through our products we hope to aid in their conversation by not only raising awareness but by also donating a percentage of our profits to bee and wildlife conservation charities.
Wherever possible, our products are sourced and produced in the UK. This helps us keep our carbon footprint as low as possible, whilst supporting UK businesses alike. Our packaging is either recycled or recyclable and we aim to replace all use of plastics with more environmentally friendly alternatives.
We are on a fabulous journey of discovery, learning about these amazing little creatures and what we can do to help them.... This is only the beginning!
Nicky & Cherisse - Founders of Urbee,
Beekeeping at Besson St Community Gardens, London
Nicky & Cherisse met in 2015 when Nicky became the nanny for Cherisse's 1 year old daughter. It was clear then that we both shared a love of nature and the environment, and it was from there that Urbee evolved. We wanted to own and nurture a brand where we could focus our passions and professions into one place.
We find inspiration for Urbee in many different areas of our lives, from the place where we live and the contrast of natural and urban environments around us, the appreciation of having lovely products in our homes, a real passion for gardening and thoroughly enjoying seeing children happy and their real excitement when they discover something new.
Nicky has professionally been a nanny for many years and has great ideas for creating lovely products for children. Cherisse has spent the majority of her career, working in London as an Artworker for some of the leading packaging design agencies. Cherisse is a mum of two little girls and Nicky is a mum of two grown up boys.