NEWS YOU CAN USE BRING ON THE BEES

Country Living (UK) - - A Month In The Country -

BEES PLAY A VI­TAL ROLE IN NAT­U­RAL HABI­TATS AND WITH­OUT THEM ONE-THIRD OF THE FOOD WE EAT WOULDN’T BE AVAIL­ABLE. WITH THREATS IN­CLUD­ING MODERN FARM­ING PRAC­TICES AND THE VARROA MITE, THERE’S NO BET­TER TIME TO HELP THEM. BE­TWEEN 23-29 OC­TO­BER, THE BRI­TISH BEE­KEEP­ERS AS­SO­CI­A­TION WILL BE HOST­ING NA­TIONAL HONEY WEEK, RECOG­NIS­ING THE CRU­CIAL PART BEES PLAY IN OUR ECO-SYS­TEM. GET IN­VOLVED BY PLANT­ING FLOWERS THAT PRO­VIDE NEC­TAR AND POLLEN, SUCH AS LILACS, ROSE­MARY AND PANSIES, JOIN­ING A FUNDRAIS­ING SCHEME OR ADOPT­ING A BEE­HIVE WITH HIVE AID (siop.beeswales. co.uk). FOR MORE IN­FOR­MA­TION, VISIT bbka.org.uk.

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