We need your help!
Write a letter to spread the message
You could take a picture of your crafty bee or flower creation, or even make another one, and send it along with a letter to let people know we all need to care for the bees.
Your school or workplace – you could suggest they plant pollinator-friendly plants outside their buildings
Your local council – you could ask them to consider pollinator friendly management practices and pollinator planting schemes.
Find your local council contact here:
If you would like to contact your local Member of Parliament, George Eustice (the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), or the Prime Minister, you may be interested in The Wildlife Trusts Action for Insects Campaign:
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What else can we do to help the bees?
Eight simple actions for insects
Create insect-friendly habitats:
1. Convert lawns into diverse natural habitats.
2. Grow native plants.
3. Reduce pesticide and herbicide use.
4. Limit use of exterior lighting.
5. Reduce soap runoff from washing vehicles and building exteriors, and reduce use of driveway sealants and de-icing salts.
Increase awareness and appreciation of insects:
6. Counter negative perceptions of insects.
7. Become an educator and advocate for insect conservation.
8. Get involved in local politics, support science, and vote.
(Kawahara et al. 2021. PNAS e2002547117)
• Share the 'craftivism' fun, download the flyer and send it to your friends and family
• Join the Oxford Plan Bee citizen science project
• Learn about gardening for pollinators and other wildlife
• Make a bee nest box
• Learn about pollinator conservation in policy
• Learn more about bees