Saving the bees

It was interesting to learn more about the ways that bees contribute to our economy at a Friends of the Earth session in Parliament yesterday. We can all do our bit including planting Bee friendly flowers.

Bees and other pollinators play an essential role in our food production and are vital to the diversity of our environment. I welcome the work the Government has done over the last few years to understand and protect them. There is concern, however, over gaps in our understanding of these issues, so Ministers launched a comprehensive review of current policy as the basis for the National Pollinator Strategy.