March 28th 2011 Posted at General
The numbers of bees around the world have been in decline in recent years and the Bee Guardian Foundation (BGF) was set up in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK to help stop their decline. In Britain alone there are more than 250 species of bee. There numbers have decreased by between 10 and 15% since 2008 and the BGF is attempting to increase the bee population both in the UK and around the world.
The BGF was recently awarded ₤50,000 from the People’s Millions lottery fund to help it continue its work. The Foundation encourages people to plant flowers which bees love such as honeysuckle and white clover and to provide bees with “bee houses” which can be obtained from the Foundation.
Bees have been in decline because of industry, atmospheric pollution and urban development. The BGF is attempting to help bees survive in urban environments and encouraging people to participate in their venture.
Our team at beeroyaljelly.net sincerely hopes that BGF will continue to encourage urban beekeeping so that we can produce honey, bee propolis and royal jelly in our local urban environment.
Source: BBC News
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