The latest buzz in interiors. Bees

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    Bees are buzzing their way into our homes this summer and making an appearance on everything from cushions to ceramics. George Home has taken up beekeeping in a big way with a lovely range of bee-inspired buys including this golden honeycomb vase (£12) and honey pot with stirrer (£5), while the collection also includes a clock, lampshade, picture frame and more.

    Look closely and you’ll spot a yellow honeybee amongst the foliage of this hand-drawn botanical bed linen from Joules: Imogen double duvet cover (£70), pillowcases (£15) and Moss stitch throw (£85).

    Give your sofa a taste of honey with this Bumble Bee cushion from Tesco Direct (£8) featuring a large bumble bee on one side and a repeat print on the reverse.

    Fenella Smith’s beautiful handmade ceramics feature a delicate design of bees buzzing around a beehive (from £14.50 for a mug), ideal for a gift.

    Don’t forget the outdoors. Bold & Noble’s Bee Kind print (£45) illustrates all the pollen and nectar rich flowers we can plant to help bees thrive in our gardens throughout the year.

    Protect the plight of the bumble bee with this bone china Hyacinth mug from Beefayre (£60 for six) every sale sees a 3% donation made towards bee conservation.

    You’ll be queen bee in the kitchen with The Oak Room’s Bee Friendly apron (£19.99) which features a seasonal guide to bee-attracting plants, with £1 from each sale donated to Friends of the Earth.

    Sophie Allport’s Busy Bees collection features tableware and textiles, with this bone china jug available in two sizes (from £14.50), both microwave and dishwasher safe.

    Ease the strain on the bees knees with this garden kneeling pad (£19.50) from The Contemporary Home, it’ll come in handy when you’re weeding the flower beds.

    Perfect for Father’s Day or Dad’s birthday, inside this card there’s a handmade paper heart embedded with wildflower seeds for the garden that will attract bees and butterflies. From Paper Beagle at Notonthehighstreet (£2.95).

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