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Brighton and Hove Friends of the Earth is working with Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods (FHBW) to create a new haven for local bees. The site is one of 60 ‘Bee Worlds’ springing up around the country as part of Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause campaign.

red mason beeThe south facing bank is currently overgrown and will be transformed into perfect habitat for solitary bees under threat.

The action will take place on January 6th 2013 and both groups will be clearing the steep slope to expose chalky soil which some bees love.  If you’d like to get involved, please contact: Monica Jennings on 07712038533  or monica_jennings@hotmail.co.uk, or email: info@fhbw.org.uk.

Lesley Brown, Projects Officer at FBHW said: “We are really pleased to be creating a new environment which will not only encourage bees but a whole range of other wildlife in the woods” Read the rest of this entry »

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