Housebuilder’s bid to “bee” friendly

SCOUTS and guides from Rother Valley South are “bee-ing” asked to get involved in a creative campaign to help save the population of British bees.

Housebuilder Barratt Homes has launched its Bee Friendly campaign and is calling on Scouts and Guides across Thurcroft and Dinnington to design their very own Bee Hotel.

The British Beekeeping Association (BBKA) said honeybee colonies were declining due to the bad weather.

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Barratt Homes is supporting BBKA in its quest to help the decline of the honeybee through growing bee friendly plants at its developments and encouraging youth groups to build bee hotels.

The Bee Friendly campaign is being rolled out at the Barratt Homes’ Hedgerows development in Thurcroft

Joyce Barrow, sales adviser at The Hedgerows, said: “Bee Friendly is a great campaign to be involved with, we’re proudly displaying our very own bee hotels and bee friendly plants at the development to provide shelter and a place to make honey for the bees.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful designs over the next month and displaying the winning design in our sales office for the whole community to see.”

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Bee hotels provide space for the 200 different species of solitary bees within the UK to nest in.

Scouts and Guides can enter the competition by drawing or building, and the most creative entry will win a family ticket to Eureka!, the National Children’s Museum.

The deadline for entries is May 31, to find out more about email [email protected]