the food hive

The Green and Blue Space hosts a wee cooperative called the Food Hive.

We believe that food shouldn't cost the world, so our aim is to improve access to food with a minimal environmental impact. Ordering food in bulk from a sustainable wholesaler, and charging only a little mark-up, allows us to bring the savings to the coop members (& non-members). By becoming a food hive member, for £5 per year, you get a 10% discount on your purchases and a say in the running of the coop! Anyone can buy, but members pay less.

what we sell

We carry a small (but growing) range of stock in the food hive. Although exact products vary, we always have a collection of grains, pasta, seasoning, tea, coffee and snacks.

If there's something you miss, please feel free to suggest products for us to stock, or place a direct order from Suma and Greencity through the coop as well. 

The Food Hive is also where you can order and pick up your £6.50 Bellfield Organic Veg Bag.

For all the bread lovers out there….we sell freshly made bread from Riverside Bakery! - place orders directly with Riverside Bakery (check on their website for what’s available each week, or sign up to their newsletter) and collect your bread from the G&B space every Thursday. Orders need to be placed before 7pm on Tuesdays for Thursday collections. Whether a poppy seed loaf is your thing, or cinnamon swirls, all the bread is made right here in Stirling. It's worth it for the smell alone!

opening times

Semester opening hours Spring/Summer 2016
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

We try to stick to these hours, but opening times may vary slightly based upon staff and volunteer availabilty. 


Although part of the Students' Union, the Food Hive is separately constituted. See below for our constitution, principles and values.

 Food Hive Constitution Food Hive Principles and Values


Contact Us

To get involved or to find out more please contact us:

Union Contact

University of Stirling Students' Union
The Robbins Centre
The University of Stirling

phone: 01786 467166

a registered Scottish Charity: SC023788

Additional Information

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