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Buzzing Bees!
15th May 2019
World Bee Day

Llangattock Community Council's participation in the Bee Friendly scheme continues. We've been sent the following information from the Gwent Beekeepers which is great advice!

Every individual can contribute to the preservation of bees and other pollinators:

• Plant nectar-bearing flowers for decorative purposes on balconies, terraces, and
gardens.
• Buy honey and other hive products from your nearest local beekeeper.
• Raise awareness among children and adolescents on the importance of bees and
express your support for beekeepers.
• Preserve old meadows – which feature a more diverse array of flowers – and sow
nectar-bearing plants.
• Cut grass on meadows only after the nectar-bearing plants have finished blooming.
• Offer suitable farming locations for the temporary or permanent settlement of bees
so that they have suitable pasture; as a consequence, they will pollinate our plants,
which will thereby bear more fruit.
• Use pesticides that do not harm bees, and spray them in windless weather, either
early in the morning or late at night, when bees withdraw from blossoms.
• Mulch blooming plants in orchards and vineyards before spraying them with
pesticides so that they do not attract bees after being sprayed.
For more information visit : www.worldbeeday.org/en/about/the-project.html

There is also a Bee Pollen survey being undertaken by Bristol Beekeepers. All the information about how to spot the pollen your local bees might be buzzing around can be found at this link:

http://www.bristolbeekeepers.org.uk/Pollen.html

Happy spotting!

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