Save the Bees!

Posted by: Birchills C of E Community Academy on

At Birchills we love bees! We know they may be tiny but bees are essential to a healthy environment and healthy economy. We rely on them and other insects to pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables – it would cost UK farmers £1.8 billion a year to pollinate their crops without bees.

Since 1900, the UK has lost 20 species of bee, and a
further 35 are considered under threat of extinction.
None are protected by law. Across Europe nearly one
in ten wild bee species face extinction.

Bees are facing numerous threats. We already know
enough to do something to help, even if some issues
might need more research to be fully understood. Known
causes of bees’ decline include things that affect us too
– changes in land use, habitat loss, building projects,
disease, pesticides, farming practices, pollution, invasive
non-native plant and animal species, and climate change.

To help our school become more bee friendly, we have planted loads of Bee friendly plants. We will keep you updated on their progress as they grow over the next couple of weeks.

We have also decided in science week this year we are going to learn all about … you guessed it! Bees. A guest speaker is going to come in and show us an awesome bee hive and teach us loads and loads of interesting facts about bees. How exciting!

Bee friendly kit.

Bee friendly kit.

Bee friendly kit.

Bee friendly plants ready!

Bee friendly plants ready!

Bee friendly plants ready!

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