There are more than 250 species of bees in the UK, including the honey bee that normally lives in hives managed by beekeepers.
Bees are pollinators and play a critical role in healthy ecosystems, so are essential for our food production. Pollinators are worth a staggering £690 million per annum to the UK economy, and more than three quarters of the world’s food crops are in part dependent on them. Yet, bee populations are suffering.
Here in the UK, habitat loss and fragmentation combined with climate change are having huge impacts on bee populations. In East Anglia – 17 species have gone regionally extinct and many others are at risk. Local biodiversity is being negatively affected by the changing climate, and bees are being badly hit.
So here are some tips on how to “bee friendly” to encourage bee populations thrive in the UK once again.
Full article here: WWF