The Bee Cause
The native UK bee has been in decline over recent years due to a number of social and environmental factors. Similar declines have been recorded all over the world and some parts of China are already forced to use artificial pollination.
Bees pollinate 75% of our crops and if numbers continue to decline, it will cost the government a whopping £1.8 billion to replace them with artificial pollination. The Bee Cause campaign is here to raise awareness of this potential catastrophe and to encourage David Cameron to set up a national Bee Action Plan, which will see the end of some pesticide usage.
Along with campaigning and raising awareness, Manchester FOE is also supporting its local bees by creating more bee friendly habitats around the city.
For more information on the national campaign, visit The Bee Cause website.
Or to get involved with Manchester FOE’s bee activities contact either Damian or Cat on email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Events are labelled using the following key:||MFoE Organising||MFoE Attending|
|9:30am-2:00pm||Seminar: Securing our urban forests of the future (City of Trees)|
Seminar: Securing our urban forests of the future (City of Trees)2nd Wed May 18
The Whitworth Gallery
The Whitworth Gallery
|12:00pm-3:00pm||Go Wild at Sale Water Park (Friends of Sale Water Park and City of Trees)|
Go Wild at Sale Water Park (Friends of Sale Water Park and City of Trees)23rd Sat Jun 18
Sale Water Park
Sale Water Park
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