Friends of the Bees
Together, we can make Britain a better place for pollinators!- by discouraging the use of 'pesticides'
- by creating more pollinator-friendly habitat
- by planting and encouraging native, flowering plants
- by encouraging beekeepers to adopt more 'nature-friendly' methods
- by promoting the nurturance of native bees and discouraging imports
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How you can help bees and other pollinators
One of our concerns is that the recent rapid increase in the number of beekeepers in the UK may be having a negative impact on wild bees, many of which share the same species of flowering plants as honeybees.
This study shows that this is a valid concern, so we have some suggestions for beekeepers - both actual and potential - to help redress the balance.
For farmers, growers, gardeners and non-beekeepers: