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Group promotes its bee-liefs in Bewdley
6:10am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
WYRE Forest Friends of the Earth collected almost £70 and dozens of people signed their postcards to Prime Minister David Cameron, asking him to take action to stop the decline in the bee population.
The group had a stall and held its street collection in Bewdley last Saturday in support of its campaign to save Britain's bees.
Wyre Forest FOE co-ordinator, Phil Oliver, said: "We received tremendous sympathy and generosity from people in Bewdley. Everyone loves bees and there is great concern that they are dying out.
"In recent years Britain has lost over half the honey bees kept in managed hives and wild honey bees are nearly extinct.
"Solitary bees are declining in more than half the areas that have been studied and some species of bumblebee have been lost altogether.
"The known causes of the bee decline are things which affect us all, such as pollution, pesticides and changes in farming practices.
"Bees are not just an important part of the natural environment - they pollinate many important crops.
"Without them, hand pollination would cost over a billion pounds annually and create a huge bill to be picked up by farmers and consumers.
"We want David Cameron to bring in a strong Government plan to save British bees and we're hoping all the cards people have signed will help sting him into action.
"Ordinary people can also play their part by not using pesticides and by growing bee-friendly plants in their gardens."
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