Save the Bees
Our Bees are declining at an enormous rate. We need to act now if we are going to save them. Without Bees, life as we know it is over.
Please help us save the Bees.
There are around 20,000 species of bee found all over the world. About 270 of these are found within the UK. These are responsible for pollinating 80% of our wildflowers.They don't just pollinate flowers though, they also pollinate important crops such as apples, providing us with such an important, neccesary, and free service!
So why do the Bees need saving? Surely they can handle themselves, right?
Well, one of the biggest threats to Bees is the loss of their natural habitat. Since the 1940s, we've lost 97% of our wildflower meadows, a vital habitat which pollinators depend on for food and shelter.
Another big factor is the use of agrictultural chemicals such as pesticides. Pesticides kill of many insects and plants, plants which are important to Bees. Although Pesticide supporters will say that they are not necessarily deadly to Bees - they can be extremeley harmful!
To help save the Bees, we need to ban harmful agricultural practices such as using harmful pesticides, and return to more sustainable, traditional methods of farming. Not only will this help save the Bees, but it will also help other insects whilst reducing our carbon footprint! Two birds, one stone ring a bell, anyone?
How Can I Help?
Well, I'm glad you asked!
You can also turn your garden into a Bee haven by buying Beebombs!
Beebombs are an easy way off growing Bee friendly flowers, attracting these beautiful creatures to your home, making your home a wildlife paradise, all whilst helping the Bee population!
If you have pictures showing how you have done your bit to help the Bees, please feel free to send them in to , or alternatively, share them using #ThirskBees