Honeydew Honey Drive

The 2012 Christmas Livestreams, also nicknamed Honeydew's Honey Drive, were the second annual charity livestreams. On November 30, 2012, it was revealed via social media that the streams would be returning. On December 1, 2012, Simon and Lewis put out an official announcement video on the BlueXephos channel confirming the return of the livestreams. The livestreams started everyday at 6:00 pm GMT.

The aim of this year's livestreams was to support Oxfam with two projects: 'Plan Bee', which provides training and workshops for the manufacture of modern beekeeping equipment for Ethiopian families, and the '365 Emergency Fund', a project dedicated to a relief effort aiding emergency situations worldwide. The money was split between each project where the first £10,000 went to 'Plan Bee', and the remaining to '365 Emergency Fund'.

Donations were received via JustGiving. In addition to donations, all revenue from advertising and subscriptions, and revenue earned from the 2012 Christmas album, Yogscast Christmas 2012, was donated to the drive as well. The Yogscast were again nominated for JustGiving's Most Popular Fundraiser of 2013, and received a Special Recognition Award at the JustGiving Awards ceremony.

On Christmas day, after surpassing the £60,000 goal, Simon & Lewis uploaded a video in which Santa introduced Lewis, who was wearing a sexy bee costume as promised.

Over the course of the 2012 livestreams, a total of £210,532.00 ($333,847.27[1]) was raised by 13,389 generous contributors.[2] A grand total of  £240,568.25[3] ($391,145.70) was donated including the Yogscast revenue and Gift Aid.

2012 Event GuideEdit

Date Event
Saturday 1st Setting up for this year!
Sunday 2nd Duncan & Lewis
Monday 3rd Sjin, Duncan & Simon playing a mix of random stuff!
Tuesday 4th Martyn & Strippin - New Super Mario Bros. U
Wednesday 5th Hannah & Duncan
Thursday 6th Duncan, Lewis & Sips - OpenTTD
Friday 7th Lewis, Simon & Peter Molyneux
Saturday 8th Live from Edinburgh with Nilesy
Sunday 9th Simon and Lewis playing Minecraft with Special Guests
Monday 10th Hat Films
Tuesday 11th Hannah & Friends
Wednesday 12th The Dream Stream
Thursday 13th An Evening with Rythian and Zoey
Friday 14th Sjin & Lewis
Saturday 15th Lewis & Simon - Minecraft
Sunday 16th Lewis, Duncan & Sjin - Hangover Simulator 2012
Monday 17th Sips & Sjin - Tekkit Live
Tuesday 18th Hannah & Mr Owl
Wednesday 19th Martyn, Strippin & Sparkles*- DREAM TEAM STREAM!
Thursday 20th A Cynical Livestream with Totalbiscuit & Special TGS Guests
Friday 21st Turps, Sparkles* & Martyn - Just Dance 4
Saturday 22nd PROTESSIONAL STREM 2: EVEN PROTESSIONALER with Nilesy, Panda and some Dutch noob
Sunday 23rd Athene and Dem Gamez
Monday 24th Turps and Mike present The Incredible Livestream of Amazing Awesomeness
Wednesday 26th Boxing Day Batman Bonanza
Thursday 27th Simon, Turps & Sparkles*
Friday 28th Lewis & Simon
Saturday 29th Ridgedog bring you The Kerbal Space program
Sunday 30th Lewis, Simon & Sparkles*
Monday 31st Rythian & Zoey's New Year Countdown

Daily Donation CountEdit

Date Total Donations Change in Total Donations
Saturday 1st $21,000.00 $21,000.00
Sunday 2nd $40,000.00 $19,000.00
Monday 3rd $53,000.00 $13,000.00
Tuesday 4th $61,500.00 $8,500.00
Wednesday 5th $68,500.00 $7,000.00
Thursday 6th $78,500.00 $10,000.00
Friday 7th $86,500.00 $8,000.00
Saturday 8th $108,500.00 $22,000.00
Sunday 9th $115,500.00 $7,000.00
Monday 10th $122,000.00 $6,500.00
Tuesday 11th $154,000.00 $32,000.00
Wednesday 12th $166,500.00 $12,500.00
Thursday 13th $180,500.00 $14,000.00
Friday 14th $198,500.00 $18,000.00
Saturday 15th $206,500.00 $8,000.00
Sunday 16th $213,000.00 $6,500.00
Monday 17th $221,500.00 $8,500.00
Tuesday 18th $232,500.00 $11,000.00
Wednesday 19th $236,500.00 $4,000.00
Thursday 20th $244,000.00 $7,500.00
Friday 21st $252,500.00 $8,500.00
Saturday 22nd $267,000.00 $14,500.00
Sunday 23rd $271,500.00 $4,500.00
Monday 24th $276,000.00 $4,500.00
Tuesday 25th $276,000.00 $0.00
Wednesday 26th $277,000.00 $1,000.00
Thursday 27th $282,500.00 $5,500.00
Friday 28th $289,500.00 $7,000.00
Saturday 29th $293,000.00 $3,500.00
Sunday 30th $304,000.00 $11,000.00
Monday 31st $324,500.00 $20,500.00



  1. Historical monthly average GBP/USD exchange rate on December 31st, 2012 at 17:00 UTC of 1.625924037 according to OFX
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