Together, we can make Britain a better place for pollinators!- by discouraging the use of 'pesticides'
- by creating more pollinator-friendly habitat
- by planting and encouraging native, flowering plants
- by encouraging beekeepers to adopt more 'nature-friendly' methods
- by promoting the nurturance of native bees and discouraging imports
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Friends of the Bees is a non-profit Community Interest Company, run entirely by volunteers. All our income is used to fund projects designed to improve conditions for pollinators, with a special emphasis on bees - and not just honeybees, but all the 250+ bee species living in the British Isles.
Possible negative impact of honeybees on wild bees
One of our concerns is that the recent rapid increase in the number of beekeepers in the UK may be having a negative impact on wild bees, many of which share the same species of flowering plants as honeybees.
This study shows that this is a valid concern, so we have some suggestions for beekeepers - both actual and potential - to help redress the balance.
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