Bee-lovers have taken over 175 actions to save bees in Mid Dorset and North Poole as part of Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause campaign.
Actions include planting bee friendly seeds, signing petitions and building ‘bee hotels’ to replace lost natural habitat.
A new University of Reading report identifies parts of the South West as of key importance to the Scabious Bee and highlights the issue of habitat loss in the decline of bees across the region.
“It’s amazing,” said MP Annette Brooke, “pardon the pun, but I never thought bees would create such a buzz. It’s great to see people helping the Scabious Bee. And I’m doing my bit too by asking the Government to introduce a Bee Action Plan to tackle all major causes of bee decline.”
Friends of the Earth’s Head of Campaigns, Andrew Pendleton, said:
“We’re delighted that Annette Brooke is listening to people in Mid Dorset and North Poole and has pledged to help save bees, especially the Scabious Bee. Bees are vital to our food supply, green spaces and economy, but they are in trouble. The Government must act urgently to stop their decline.”