Bees Needs Week

Posted 17th July 2017

Bees and other pollinators are vital to growing lots of our favourite foods and for plants to flourish in our fields and gardens. Bees’ Needs Week is a great opportunity for you to find out more about how important pollinators are and how you can support them.

This year Bees Needs Week takes place July 17 – 23 and you can get involved by sharing information on social media using #BeesNeeds.

This annual event is co-ordinated by Defra and involves The Wildlife Trusts, a number of charities, conservation groups and businesses, to help raise awareness of bees and other pollinators.

Whether you are a farmer, a gardener, or a manager of urban or amenity spaces, there is something you can do to help support our valuable insect pollinators. There are five simple actions you can take to help pollinators and make sure their populations are sustained:  

  1. Grow more flowers, shrubs and trees
  2. Let your garden grow wild
  3. Cut your grass left often
  4. Don’t disturb insect nest and hibernation spots
  5. Think carefully about whether to use pesticides

Go to http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/bees-needs to take a look at these case studies or read theinformation sheets to learn more about what you can do.

Photograph: Common carder bee c. Penny Frith

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