Friends of the Earth launches 'The Bee Cause'

Friends of the Earth are promoting their new campaign to save the bee, with the aim to create awareness, in the hope that the powers that ‘bee’ will be inspired to take action before it is too late.
We were approached by Emily Boswell from Wild Flower Garden Design, who has been working with Friends of the Earth on the campaign, with regard to donating some of our Wildflower Turf, which we were more than happy to do as supporters of the cause.
Emily sent us this lovely email. ‘Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the extra flowering turf you sent along, it all got used on the garden and looked fantastic. There was a huge amount of people enquiring about it. It’s now been adopted by the wildlife Trust so is continuing its tour of London’!
The campaign so far…
Friends of the Earth campaigners deliver to No. 10 their petition for an inquiry into the Big Six.

Bee Cause petition

Friends of the Earth created a wildflower meadow adjacent to the National Theatre in London, to highlight the need for more bee-friendly habitats.
The display at the Royal Theatre

They gave the flowers away to passers-by which was used to create the display, in the hope that it would encourage the use of wildflowers in people’s gardens, which will help bees to thrive.
Our Wildflower Turf!

Even busy bees need a rest!

Education, education, education, is vital for now and our future generations

There was a lot of TV coverage with the campaign being reported by Daybreak TV, BBC & London Tonight.
Friends of the Earth highlighted the economic benefits of British bees at Canary Wharf, where Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was delivering a speech on a green economy.
The Bee Cause at Canary Wharf

Did you know: It would cost the UK £1.8 billion every year to hand-pollinate crops without bees – according to new research launched today.
Paul de Zylva, Nature Campaigner at Friends of the Earth said: “Unless we halt the decline in British bees our farmers will have to rely on hand-pollination, sending food prices rocketing. (sourced from
Quite simply we need bees!
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All photos used with kind permission from Friends of the Earth.