2019 - 1st - 7th July 2019
Solitary Bee Week
Ask most people about bees and first thoughts are of honey and big furry bumblebees. But did you know, there are over 240 species of bees in the UK alone and 90% of them are solitary?
Along with other polinating animals, solitary bees are responsible for pollinating a third of all the food we eat. However, due to climate change and the increased use of chemicals in farming, their habitats are under threat.
Join us for a week of action and education in 2019 to raise awareness of these incredible creatures. We have put together some simple pledge ideas for you to Earn Your Stripes and help the solitary bees.
earn your stripes
Helping solitary bees can be as simple as allowing a patch of your garden to grow wild, or planting a nectar rich plant in an outdoor pot. Find out how you can Earn Your Stripes and become a Solitary Bee Hero.
SOLITARY BEE EVENTS
Throughout the year there are some fantastic events and campaigns that encourage pollinators and champion our solitary bees. We also have some fun activities planned for Solitary Bee Week (2019 date tbc).
One of our Solitary Bee Week partners, Green&Blue, have created the award-winning BeeBrick, made from 75% waste material from the Cornish China Clay industry. Bee Bricks and Blocks are the perfect home for cavity nesting bees.