Many British pollinating insects in decline, study shows

A third of British wild bees and hoverflies are in decline, according to the BBC in a new study.

If current trends continue, some species will be lost from Britain altogether. Scientists warn that the loss of nature could create problems in years to come, including the ability to grow food crops.

Monmouthshire Pollinator Action Plan

pollination_1Monmouthshire County Council produced a Proposed Pollinator Action Plan – read it here – which is a response to the Welsh Assembly Government’s Pollinator Action Plan.

This seems a straightforward and good plan, but on 23rd January the Council received a petition with 120 signatures opposing the plan.

Bees for Development are campaigning to ensure that Monmouthshire County realise how much support there is for the proposed policy and are asking for as many people as possible to support the campaign.

Weather Warning!

The Met Office is warning of strong winds for late Sunday and the early hours of Monday, with evidence of a significant storm developing. Please see the Met Office update here and ensure you check their severe weather warnings throughout the weekend for updates.

In view of the above, we strongly recommend that you ensure your hives and stands are suitably secured against the elements!