borrago newsletter #1 the Borrago bees

So why bees? Well believe it or not, bees are really important. They pollinate 70 of the top 100 food crops and about 80% of all the worlds flowering plants, a single colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day! We literally would not be able to make Borrago without them.

Indeed, we are sort of named after them. Borrago is the Latin classification for the borage flower, also known as the bee flower. We love this pretty blue edible flower as it is delicious, colourful and is a wonderful summery garnish that reminds our founder Tom of good times and great company. We wanted to build our drink about it, but the flavour did not work, so it had to go, but our name and logo reflect this lovely flower and it is our signature garnish when available.

In our drive to help save the bees, we have given away over 100,000 borage seeds already, these have been sent out with the bottles ordered direct from us and at trade shows and wherever we are out and about. By planting borage seeds, you not only have delicious edible garnishes, but help to create more habitat and food for wild bees.

We also have our own hive and while we are very aware this is not the same as saving wild bees like our seeds, it allows us to study more about them and to get some delicious honey, which we are experimenting with for a range of warming winter cocktails.

Drop us a line at if you want to know more and get your free pack of borage seeds next time you order a bottle direct from