Do you have the UK’s most bee-friendly garden?
This week BBCT celebrates its sixth birthday and to celebrate we have launched our Bees for Everyone project with a nationwide hunt for the UK’s most bee-friendly gardens.
Bees for Everyone aims to raise public awareness of the threats bumblebees face, inspire gardeners of all ages to get planting, and provide opportunities for people to learn more about these hard-working pollinators. Additionally, we will be helping rare bumblebees through active conservation work to safeguard, restore and create habitats for them.
It is very easy to enter our ‘Bee kind’ competition to find the UK’s most bee-friendly gardens. Just visit our new online Bee kind tool which makes it easy for people to get a Bee kind score for their garden or window box. Competition winners will receive a range of prizes and will have photos of their garden included in a Bee kind calendar, on sale for Christmas 2012.
TV personalities George Anderson and Kate Humble are supporters of the scheme and urge the public to get involved. Kate said: “The Bee kind app is brilliant – it makes it really easy for people to find out how good their garden is for bees and suggests simple and affordable changes to cater for the bees’ needs. Anyone can become involved and it doesn’t matter where they live. We can all do our bit just by planting a few colourful flowers, and the Bee kind app will show you how.”
For more information on what you can do to help bumblebees, click here to go directly to our Bee kind tool and see how your garden scores.