Local residents’ work to save the area’s ‘iconic’ bee praised by MP
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Local residents’ work to save the area’s ‘iconic’ bee praised by MP

Bee-lovers have taken over 92 actions to save bees in Mid Worcestershire 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. Peter Luff says he has been inundated with representations from worried constituents.

A new University of Reading report identifies parts of the West Midlands as of key importance to the Long-horned Bee and highlights the issue of habitat loss in the decline of bees across the region.

Peter Luff said,

“I’m not surprised that bees are creating such a buzz in Worcestershire. After all, our growers depend on the bees’ free pollination services for their crops. It’s great to see people helping the Long-horned 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 Peter Luff is listening to people in Mid Worcestershire and has pledged to help save bees, especially the Long-horned 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.”


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