Win a pollinator facelift for your local area

Hurry: closing date 30th May 2013. Have you got a patch of unloved overgrown land in your local area? Want to transform it into a haven for bees, butterflies and your local community?

Plan Bee & Plantlife are giving seven areas the chance to win a facelift and be planted with pollinator-friendly flowers, to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators.*

Spring Planting

The Royal Horticultural Society have a logo that is appearing on plants that have been asessed as useful for insect pollinators, not just honey bees but bumble bees and solitary bees along with hover flies,  butterflies and moths. 

RHS Pollinator logo

Open day at Sussex LASI

Waggle

LASI, the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects at the University of Sussex is having an open day on 20th July.

BBC Radio Costing the Earth

Costing the Earth

The BBC Radio environmental series, "Costing the Earth" this week was covering the influence of pesticides in the context of all the problems bees and other pollinators face.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006r4wn is the iplayer link, but it will also be available as a download indefinitely.

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