Bee Roads in England

‘Bee Roads’: UK Creating Network Of Wildflowers To Boost Declining Bee Population, by MEERA SELVA

LONDON — Farmers and landowners are being asked to plant rows of wildflowers along the edges of England’s fields to create a network of “bee roads” to boost declining numbers.

Conservationists said Tuesday they hope the wildflowers will provide food and shelter for wild bees, honeybees and butterflies, which play a crucial role in pollinating crops.

This is some good news for what has been bad news for the bees for years. When you take someones food supply (flowers) and pave it over for citys, mini malls and mono crops, there is little wonder why they not doing as well.

But we gardeners can do our part by planting a row of flower for bees this year.

Dedicate some of your garden this year for native wild flower plants and then sit back and watch the bees come.

related post: You Bee the Gardener

One response to “Bee Roads in England

  1. Marilyn Wilkie

    My dental hygenist has raised bees for 18 years and she spent about 1/2 an our explaining the intricacies of raising bees and the bee’s plight. It’s very complicated, foreign bees coming in and viruses. She lost all of her bees this winter for various reasons and must start over with purchased queens. The English countryside is still beautiful. We admired their hedgerows when we were there. Here the fencelines tend to be cleared of all living things unfortunately. The diversity of birdsongs there is also amazing. I would love to go back some day.

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