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Help save our bees

4 February 2009

BumblebeeWith the OPAL soil and earthworm survey drawing closer, find out about another campaign that will benefit our garden wildlife.

As part of National Science and Engineering Week 2009, a national campaign is being launched to save our bees.

Bees are extremely important to us because they pollinate over one third of the foods we eat. Without them, we would struggle to produce enough food for everyone.

Worryingly, bees are in decline throughout the UK. That’s why people are being asked to help their survival by planting bee-friendly plants across the nation.

Visit the Save our Bees website to learn how you can get involved, register for school resources and claim your free pack of seeds.


National Science and Engineering Week

This celebration of science and technology runs from 6-15 March 2009 and events will be held throughout the country.
Find out more about National Science and Engineering Week

Explore UK bees
Discover more about bees on the the Natural History Museum website.
Join the bees forum - discuss and share pictures
Interactive identification guide for UK bumblebees 
Distribution of bumblebees in the UK and worldwide
Common UK bees - images and information