Bees have rights

Some lovely reseach just out on co-operative group farms in Gloucestershire and Leicestershire has identifed a mix of flowers that works best for bees. Wildflowers work well, including annual flowers such as Crimson Clover and Corn Marigold and perennial flowers such as Yarrow, Oxeye and Wild Carrot. This mix gives pollen and nectar continuously from April through to September when bees are out foraging.

As the Co-operative’s Plan Bee says, the number of honeybees in the UK has halved in the last 25 years and the fact that we have lost 97% of pre-second world war wildflower meadows is part of the backdrop for this. We all benefit if bees have a right to roam.

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