In advance of 'World Bee Day' and to raise awareness of pollinators, the threats they face, and their contribution to sustainable development, we continue to promote the significance of introducing conditions to preserve and support bees and other pollinators.
Pollinating insects include many different species of bees and other insects such as hoverflies, beetles, flies, butterflies and moths.
Pollinators are vital for food production and biodiversity and they face a range of pressures from habitat loss to pests and diseases.
Locations close to crops, hedgerows, meadows, woodlands and ponds are ideal for bee colonies, and we are fortunate to have all of these habitats in abundance on the Sandstone Ridge. The planting of nectar-rich plants and providing a diversity of habitats on farmland, is crucial in supporting our pollinators.
- The NFU publication 'Farming for Bees, What Farmers Can Do for Pollinators', can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.
- DEFRA's national strategy includes information on current evidence, and policy actions to support and protect the many pollinating insects which contribute to our food production and the diversity of our environment.
- Don't forget that we are promoting 'Hosting a Hive' on the Sandstone Ridge CLICK HERE.