SW hosting Bee Cause meeting on Thursday 6 June

May 11th, 2013 by J-P Leave a reply »

On Thursday 6 June we’re hosting a meeting for Friends of the Earth to speak to West Oxfordshire groups about the “Bee Cause” campaign. This will start at 7pm, at The Fleece.

The talk will cover: an introduction to the campaign; what’s happened since the campaign was launched last year; activities currently ongoing in Oxfordshire (including Witney) and beyond; and what we can do to help reverse the decline in British bee populations.

We’re aiming for a 50/50 talk/discussion and we’d love people to come along and take part!

(Please arrive promptly for the 7pm start.)

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  1. J-P says:

    It’s not central to SW business so I won’t edit my own post to put it in, but I just thought I’d add a comment instead, recommending anyone interested in hearing the problems bees are having, discussed in a fairly inspiring manner, might like to listen to Gardeners Question Time from Ickenham a few weeks back, still available on iPlayer:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rw8xy

    There’s some science from 16m30, which helps explain the activity of neo-nicotinoids on bee behaviour. But the really inspiring bit is with Mark Patterson of the London Beekeepers Association, from around 19m45 onwards, especially the advice from the LBA that he finishes on.

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