World Bee Day

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As today is #World Bee Day we have been thinking about how amazing these little creatures are…

Did you know that there are over 250 species of bee in the UK?

Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, are increasingly under threat from human activities. Climate change, loss of habitat and widespread use of pesticides and pollution are all contributing to their decline.

Pollination is, however, a fundamental process for the survival of our ecosystems. Nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowering plant species depend, entirely, or at least in part, on animal pollination, along with more than 75% of the world’s food crops and 35% of global agricultural land. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity.

We can help by?

  • planting a diverse set of native plants, which flower at different times of the year;
  • buying raw honey from local farmers;
  • buying products from sustainable agricultural practices;
  • avoiding pesticides, fungicides or herbicides in our gardens;
  • protecting wild bee colonies when possible;
  • sponsoring a hive;
  • making a bee water fountain by leaving a water bowl outside;
  • helping sustaining forest ecosystems;
  • raising awareness around us by sharing this information within our communities and networks; The decline of bees affects us all!

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World Bee Day

As today is #World Bee Day we have been thinking about how amazing these little creatures are… Did you know that there are over 250