Bee Cause they’re worth it…

Bee-friendly flowers spotted on the Bee Walk
Photos copyright © Denis Walker

Bees are under threat and without them, so are our food and our economy. We may not always see bees working away, but we rely on them and other insects to pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables. Without bees, food prices would rise because pollinating crops in other ways would cost farmers over £1.8 billion a year.

On 28th April, members of Essex Friends of the Earth local groups met in Chelmsford for a day of Bee training. This included honey tasting, information about the Bee Cause campaign, a talk from a local beekeeper and a Bee Walk. Some bee-friendly flowers spotted during the walk can be seen right.

To find out more about the campaign and sign the petition, calling on David Cameron to adopt a National Bee Action Plan, visit With immediate action, we can reverse the decline in bee populations, protecting the environment and the economy.

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One Response to Bee Cause they’re worth it…

  1. Pat Roberts says:

    Basildon , Essex has a valuable resource for bees. It is the meadows at Dry St, ,Nethermayne. We are preparing to fight the council who have just passed outline planning for 750 houses on this site. There is vague talk of moving the wildlife and we all know what that means. Please look on the Green Action Group website. G.A.G 2011 to see the vast numbers of species which will be affected.( site is just being updated) Dr Rod Cole is very involved in this action and has a detailed report on that site.
    We hope to use some to the wildlife legislation in the case. Any suggestions you may have would be welcome as we may not have found them yet. There are several local experts working on this but everything helps.
    Prince Charles is involved in a project to replace 60 of these same meadows and here is our council preparing to destroy even more.
    Thank you

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