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Where have all the bees gone?

We’re familiar now with the story that bumblebees and other bees have declined over the last few decades. But over recent weeks we’ve had a large number of calls and emails about a distinct lack of bees in places where they’re normally abundant; in many gardens and parks, the bees just don’t seem to be buzzing. Since late June, the number of bees in gardens seems to have dropped dramatically. At first I assumed this was a localised phenomenon, but with a growing number of enquiries coming in, I thought it was best to check with our Data Monitoring Officer, Richard Comont, the man who manages BBCT’s surveys. It turns out he had noticed and had heard the same thing!

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How can your school help bumblebees?

I do a few events with schools and find that teachers are generally enthusiastic about bumblebees and want to be able to spread the message to their students. One of our members, Philip Hughes, is the Headmaster of Crab Lane Primary School in Manchester. At that school they've made great efforts to educate the children about bees through interesting and creative projects. Read on to find out more in this guest blog from Philip...

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A golf course is not just a golf course

This week I have a special article written for my blog by Stephen Thompson from John O'Gaunt Golf Club in Bedfordshire. The golf club have been busy making their land good for bees. Read on to find out more...

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