National Science and Engineering Week – The Save our Bees Campaign (6 – 15 March)

March 6, 2009toMarch 15, 2009

Help save our UK Bees!

Across the world honey bee numbers are declining and fast. Billions of the UK’s bees are dying from unknown causes and one in three honey bee colonies in the UK were lost last winter alone!

Honey bees are very important for everyone. They pollinate more than 100 crops – including fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds – and these foods then go on to feed us and many other animals, including farm animals.

So whether you live in the countryside or the city, everyone across the UK can join in and plant bee friendly plants during National Science and Engineering Week.

To get involved go to our dedicated website Here you can register your interest to receive FREE seeds and an information pack full of activities for school or at home.

Soe of the many Save our Bee events during National Science and Engineering Week are:

Swarm to Ness!
Saturday 7th March (10:00 – 17:00)
Ness Botanic Gardens, South Wirral

Busy Bees at INTECH!
Saturday 7th March (10:00 – 16:00)
INTECH Science Centre and Planetarium, Winchester

Bee My Friend
Sunday 8th March (14:00 – 17:00)
University of Leicester

Bee Aware Weekend
Saturday 7th March – Sunday 8th March (11:00 –   15:00)
National Botanic Garden of Wales

Bee Aware – Schools
Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March (10:00 – 14:00)
National Botanic Garden of Wales

Bee Aware
Sunday 15th March (14:00 – 17:00)
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

This project is sponsored by Rowse Honey and supported by the British Beekeeping Association.