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World Bee Day 20th May

We all depend on the survival of bees (and other pollinators)

Nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowering plant species depend entirely on animal pollination, along with more than 75% of the world’s food crops. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity.

What can I do to help?

To celebrate World Bee Day and to help us all understand the importance of bees and other pollinators the 'Promote Pollinators' initiative is hosting a webinar about protecting and developing pollinators and their habitat. The webinar is open to the public and will take about 1,5 hours.  If you are interested in attending please register HERE.

Easy ways to help bees and pollinators -

  • plant a diverse range of plants which flower at different times of the year.
  • stop mowing the lawn - those daisies and dandelions feed bees and the longer grasses encourage and protect pollinators.
  • avoid pesticides, fungicides or herbicides in our gardens.
  • protect wild bee colonies when possible.
  • make a bee water fountain by leaving a water bowl outside.
  • buy raw honey from local farmers.
  • chose organic wherever possible.
  • there is a lot if information available at the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

 

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