Bee Friendly in Wales!

Our bees are in crisis.

 

Without them, our environment and economy - including our food - are in trouble.  We need them to pollinate our fruit and vegetables.  And right now, they need us to help save them.  

 

Here in the UK, bees are facing many dangers such as:

 

  • Habitat loss
  • Toxic neonicotinoid pesticides
  • Climate change

 

 

So, what do we do? Bee Friendly!

 

Friends of the Earth Cymru has joined with the Welsh Government to launch a world first initiative to protect bees and other pollinators in Wales.

Bee Friendly, or Caru Gwenyn in Welsh, is a new Wales-wide accreditation scheme where communities, schools, universities, businesses and places of worship can achieve “Bee Friendly” status.

The scheme, where participating groups complete “tasks” under the headings habitat, forage, pesticides and community involvement, is hoped to stimulate far more activism, far more interest in pollinators and help conserve and protect the future of our Bees!

The scheme is a new initiative from the Pollinator Taskforce which was set up following the successful launch of the Welsh Government’s Action Plan for Pollinators.

The initiative includes a network of regional “Bee Champions” to help participating groups plan their projects and future years will see bronze, silver and gold standards introduced to keep Wales buzzing.

The aim is to make Wales the first pollinator-friendly nation in the world! 

So get busy for the bees! And help our pollinators: sign our petition!

Discover more facts and resources about our amazing bees.

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