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The Bee Book Club

Updated: May 3

We all know that bees are important but there's still some confusing information out there about what we can do to help protect them. We asked Friends of The Earth, for some ideas of what we kind of information we could share with our children and more importantly, how we can help. We've also got our regular picks of the ideal books for different age groups about this week's topic, plus an exciting giveaway of one of our choices. Scroll down for more...

A changing climate and dwindling nature mean double trouble for bees and other pollinators.

13 bee species have become extinct in the UK since 1900 and a further 35 are on the threatened species list. The changes in seasonal weather are causing problems for bees in finding food and places to nest.

Three reasons Britain's bees need your help today:

  1. 97% of our vital grasslands have been lost in the past 60 years meaning bees have lost some of their most precious habitat.

  2. Bees pollinate 75% of our main food crops worldwide, including some of our favourite produce like apples, strawberries and tomatoes.

  3. Scientists estimate that it'd cost over £1.8 billion every single year to pollinate UK crops by hand.

Bees and other pollinators play a crucial role in the future of our economy, wellbeing, and the fight against climate and nature breakdown.

Buy your own Bee Saver Kit here. Each comes with some wildflower seeds, a guide to creating a bee-friendly garden and some other ideas of