December 11 2013 Latest news:
Monday, August 12, 2013
Charity Friends of the Earth has made 2013 the Year of the Bee.
Through its Bee Cause campaign it is calling on the prime minister to:
• Help farmers, gardeners and park keepers to reduce use of chemicals that harm bees
• Protect all British bee species – not only the ones which make our honey
• Ensure bees have enough flowers to feed on and places to nest in our towns and countryside
It also says British bee numbers have fallen dramatically in recent years, affected by disease, chemicals and habitat loss. Suitable food and nesting sites are getting scarcer.
Click here to learn more about bees in our Bee Week section