Tag Archive for 'pollinators'

RHS publishes lists of pollinator-friendly wildflowers and plants

July 4th, 2012 by Royal Horticultural Society

Bees and other pollinating insects will benefit from a new guide produced by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Following last year’s very popular list of pollinator-friendly cultivated plants the charity is launching a follow-up list covering wild flowers useful as nectar and/or pollen sources for insects. Many of these native plants can be used in […]

Pesticide and herbicide risk to bees that are vital for our food supply

May 25th, 2012 by Friends of the Earth

According to the UK government’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) pesticide use rose by 6.5% between 2005 and 2010. Trends in the use of pesticides have varied strongly between UK crops over the past five years but overall pesticide use rose 6.5% due to increasing treatment intensity on a number of crops including those […]

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society launches plan to help bees

May 15th, 2012 by The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Limited

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society has launched Plan Bee, which is an initiative to support and grow the Channel Islands’ bee population. Primary schools across Guernsey and Jersey have received information leaflets and packets of wildflower seeds which, when planted, will help to feed the bee populations of both islands. Besides producing honey and beeswax, […]