Do you know what types of bees can be found in your area? By joining in with the Great British Bee Count you can find out more about your local bee population whilst also helping scientists to gather data. The count, organised by Friends of the Earth (FotE), sponsored by EcoTalk, and supported by Buglife, … More Join the Great British Bee Count
Who doesn’t love a chocolate egg at Easter? Even if you avoid the sweet brown confection for the rest of year, indulging yourself once a year is a treat not to be missed. Unfortunately, it’s a treat that loses some of its appeal when you open the box and find it filled with plastic packaging. … More Let’s have a plastic-free Easter (Petition)
In what is being seen as a shift in stance, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced that he will uphold the EU’s ban on neonicotinoids in the UK after Brexit takes effect, backing a total ban on the bee harming pesticides. This overturn of the government’s previous opposition has been welcomed by campaigners, who have argued against claims made by … More Good news for bees!
In a great victory for people power, fracking company INEOS has dropped its plans to survey for shale gas in Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. Over a quarter of a million people signed the Friends of the Earth and 38 Degrees petitions at the beginning of 2017, urging the Environment Secretary and the Forestry Commission … More Fracking plans in Sherwood Forest dropped
The sight of bees buzzing around the flowers in our gardens and meadows, and crawling over petals with their legs covered in pollen, is one that has long defined the summer months. It is a sight, unfortunately, that is becoming increasingly rare. All species of British bee are in decline. Since 1900 we’ve lost 13 … More Join the Bee Cause today