the food hive

Since 2014, the Green and Blue Space has hosted a wee cooperative called The Food Hive. Although physically a small space, the cooperative has had a big impact on student and staff lives on campus and has even been recognised nationally by winning in 2015 the Environmental Innovation Award of the NUS Green Impact programme!

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 whole campus community. By becoming a food hive member, for £5 per calendar year or £2.50 for a semester, you get a 10% discount on your purchases and you can use the cooperative to make direct orders to the wholesalers!

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 - click here for our current stock and prices.

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

The Food Hive is also where you can order and pick up your £7.50 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 Semester 2018/2019
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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


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