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Bees

Monday 22nd April 2019 - Earth Day, this year the theme was ‘Protect our Species’.

 

We are keen to promote our ecology so at Hatfield, Manchester and Reigate we have incorporated such things as beehives,

wormeries, bug hotels and a wild meadow.

 

However, around the world our bees and insects are in danger.  Thirty five UK bee species are under threat of extinction, and all

species continue to face serious threats.  It is easy to forget that this decline will have serious impacts on such things as our food

crops as bees pollinate much of the food that we consume.

 

Insects are just as important, like bees they also pollinate plants and flowers.  They are a vital part of the food chain providing

a source of nutrition for thousands of other species and humans, without them the global ecosystem would collapse.

 

So what can YOU do to help?

 

  • Plant bee-friendly flowers in your garden, we have a range of these flowers planted here in our wild meadow at Hatfield

  • Let weeds grow to allow insect larvae to thrive

  • Don't use chemicals and pesticides, find bee-friendly alternatives instead

  • Being a bee is thirsty work, so place a small basin of water outside and change regularly

  • Make a bug hotel, a bit of 5 star luxury for our winged friends

 

These may seem like small changes, but they can make a big difference!