Bees Need Dandelions!

Mar 9, 2017

BeeVital has teamed up with Pesticide Action Network UK to support their campaign to encourage people and councils to allow spring dandelions to flourish providing much needed forage for bees.

The spring is fast approaching and bees are starting to come out of hibernation, we saw our first this week, and they will be desperate for food. Dandelions are a great source of food for them and they are hugely abundant everywhere, in towns and cities, the countryside, parks, verges, roundabouts and gardens. They supply great pollen and nectar for emerging bees and can help ensure that bee colonies thrive into the year.

PAN UK is urging everybody to learn to love their dandelions and to leave them for the bees this spring.

  • We are asking that councils do not mow or spray roadside verges, roundabouts or other areas where dandelions are growing until after the spring
  • Asking gardeners to leave the dandelions in their gardens, or at least a small patch of them for the bees to feed on
  • Asking that the public not pick dandelions but leave them for the bees instead
For more information or how to support the campaign click here.
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