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Bee Friendly: Fun!

Why is this important?

On a warm summers day is there anything more beautiful than a meadow full of wildflowers, bees and butterflies? Nature can not only inspire people but bring people and communities together. The Bee Friendly scheme is a fantastic way to engage individuals, communities and people of all ages. 

It is a great way to educate children on the benefits of conserving their natural environment and enhancing biodiversity, creating a more resilient environment for future generations. Involving members of community in our Bee Friendly project, people will be brought together through community building tasks, which in turn, will help them learn more about their local pollinators whilst protecting their environment for future generations.

And…most importantly… it’s FUN!

So how can you help?

Tell as many people as you can about all the great Bee Friendly work you are doing and help them to get involved too. Get involved in one of our Bee friendly

Some extra ideas on how to get involved

Some ideas from the Welsh Government’s Bee Friendly Action Guide See if we can get a pdf download link

  • Take part in National Biodiversity Week to highlight the work you are doing to help pollinators – and also Celebrate Pollinator Awareness Week
  • Take part in National Moth Night – the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public
  • Take part in the Big Butterfly Count – a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment it was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Over 52,000 people took part in 2015
  • Work with other groups in your community on pollinator projects
  • Encourage gardeners, children and schools to go on a hunt for one of the common solitary bee species, and to submit any records to Cofnod https://www.cofnod.org.uk/Recording
  • Become a Bee Friendly Champion – inspire other organisations or communities to sign up to the Bee Friendly Scheme.

Here’s what Denbighshire County Council are setting out to achieve

We will:

  • Run an art competition with school children to design the logo for the “Bee Friendly Denbighshire” scheme.
  • Report on the number of entries for the bee friendly logo design competition.
  • Run workshops with local schools and communities building bug and bee hotels.
  • Contact local schools and help them to become more Bee Friendly through educational pollinator-focused school visits.
  • Encourage and support communities and school groups to carry out pollinator surveys and share their results.
  • Use QR codes on the “Bee Friendly Denbighshire” signage which will allow people to look up information on the different sites with their phones and find out about the site history, plants used, and management. It will also allow residents to share photos and comments through social media.

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