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Soil Association: Keeping Britain Buzzing

Our bees, pollinators and other wildlife are under threat with their numbers declining. There is strong evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides are involved in the deaths and that they are impacting on other species such as birds, earthworms and aquatic insects too. Another major factor is intensive agriculture contributing to a loss of habitat and food. Organic farming on the other hand encourages higher levels of wildlife – including bees. The Soil Association campaigns to tackle these problems and to work with all farmers to help save our precious wildlife. See more: http://www.soilassociation.org/keepbritainbuzzing/gclid/cjwkeajw8losbrddub-swpw8riisjaanms017iss813qxikjciwfrz-zvuixlspcgmm3dgr-tqyqbbocqgpw_wcb

New Winnie-the-Pooh story: In which Pooh and Piglet save the bees

The British Beekeepers Association in partnership with Egmont Publishing have created a new ‘bee-friendly’ guide inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh, with simple activities for families to help save the honey bees.  Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin and friends create their own vegetable patch, in the Yorkshire Dales.  Illustrations by Mark Burgess after E H Shepard. ©Disney 2015. Embargoed to 00.01 Thurs 25th June 2015.
The British Beekeepers Association in partnership with Egmont Publishing have created a new ‘bee-friendly’ guide inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh, with simple activities for families to help save the honey bees. Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin and friends create their own vegetable patch, in the Yorkshire Dales. Illustrations by Mark Burgess after E H Shepard. ©Disney 2015. Embargoed to 00.01 Thurs 25th June 2015.

Telegraph: Beekeepers have joined forces with Winnie-the-Pooh to encourage children to bake with local honey, visit nearby apiaries and throw seed-bombs

Winnie-the Pooh might be a ‘bear of very little brain’ but even he has become troubled to learn that his beloved treat of honey is under threat by the continuing decline of Britain’s bees.

New figures from the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) showed the colonies declined by 14.5 per cent last winter, 50 per cent more than the previous year, despite efforts to tackle to the problem by banning pesticides.

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Transition Leicester

2014 March Transition Leicester About Transition Leicester

Transition Leicester is a growing network of local people that aims to inspire action to make Leicester a thriving, low-carbon and resilient city that we’ll love to live in.

Our main focus is on developing practical local solutions to some of the big challenges that our community is facing today, such as climate change, the economic crisis and dwindling supplies of fossil fuel energy. Although this situation is challenging, we also see it as a great opportunity to plan for and create a positive and sustainable future for our city. Continue reading Transition Leicester