Part of the landscape

BEES (Bradford Environmental Education Service) is the environmental department of City of Bradford YMCA.

We offer a broad range of environmental education opportunities to young people, individuals, community groups, schools and businesses; enabling and inspiring people to make a positive contribution to their local environment, develop skills and explore the natural environment.




Conservation Volunteers

Conservation volunteers meet on most Fridays throughout the year.

Task Reports

Details about our conservation work

Wildlife Field Visits

Exploring a range of habitats to study their natural history and management issues relating to their upkeep

Apple Day

Celebration, community, apples.

Education Sessions and Visits

Delivering environmental education to schools in Bradford District.

Schools Projects

We deliver a variety of environmental education to schools in the Bradford District

BEES 25th Anniversary

25 years of working for wildlife

Shaping Spaces

Taking young people into green spaces


Providing services to schools, community groups, businesses and the general public.

Past Projects

Working in partnership since 1985


Our project work


Managing habitats across the Bradford district