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Bees’ Needs Week 2024- 8th to 14th July 2024

Did you know?

Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce. That’s one out of every three bites of food you eat.

Pollinators are a priority for the UK government and a key part of delivering the Environmental Improvement Plan. We know that bees, and other pollinating insects, are an essential part of our environment and play a crucial role in food production.

A yellow honeybee on a small yellow flower. Light green, blurred background.
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Bees’ Needs Week is an annual event coordinated by Defra, working alongside a host of organisations such as conservation groups, businesses, and charities.

The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, and share ideas, actions and activities that highlight the ways in which everyone can help bees and other pollinators to thrive.

5 simple actions

There are 5 simple actions that anyone can take to help pollinators:

Grow more nectar rich flowers, shrubs and trees. Using window or balcony boxes are good options if you don’t have a garden.

Let patches of garden and land grow wild.

Cut grass less often.

Do not disturb insect nests and hibernation spots.

Think carefully about whether to use pesticides.

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