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Why have a bee-friendly garden?

Last week I was contacted by a person who runs the website for an outdoors holiday company. They are currently making their gardens more bee-friendly, and wanted to hear from us for a piece on the website. I realised that many of the questions were good ones, so I've copied my answers to the questions into this blog.

How important are bees to wildlife preservation?

Bees are extremely important because of their role in helping plants to reproduce. Most flowering plants need to be pollinated by insects, and bees are some of the best pollinators because they can visit hundreds of flowers a day. This helps wildflowers to produce seeds, which is essential if they are to survive. As flowering plants are the basis of many food chains, bees can be seen to support whole ecosystems, simply by helping these plants through pollination.

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Reflecting on last year

As the new year begins, it’s a good chance to reflect on some of the work that I and the rest of the team have done over the past year.

In 2013, we delivered 48 talks, 35 bee walks, 25 ID training events, attended 44 shows or fairs, delivered six volunteer workshops and nine farm days.

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