Farming for bees - what farmers can do

Did you know the UK has around 267 species of bee?

Honey bee_275_217This range of species, together with their exclusive diet of pollen and nectar, means bees are seen as the main pollinators of most of our wildflowers and insect pollinated crops.

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment, which is supported by the NFU, promotes a range of voluntary measures through which growers can offer food and shelter for pollinating insects.

There are three important actions that you can take to help pollinators:

  • Provide habitats and food for wild insect pollinators
  • Provide sites for honeybees
  • Take care when using insecticides

The NFU has produced a leaflet giving advice to farmers on farming for bees,
download it now.

 


Last edited on: 17:01:2014

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  • Posted by: L H Ar58zPosted on: 21/01/2014 18:13:50

    Comment: What about badgers digging wild bee nest up? i lost 6 nest last year to the above so what can be done about it?

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