BEES was the buzzing topic of the day at Daventry Library on Saturday when members of Friends of the Earth (FOTE) and the Butterfly convention spoke about their importance.
The pair discussed the dramatic decline in insect populations and about what people can do to help encourage insects in their gardens. There was also honey tasting.
They believe the decline is a result of human activities, so FOTE have launched a campaign calling for Government action.
FOTE campaigner, Tim Atkinson, said: “We rely on bees and other insects to pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables. Without them, it would cost UK farmers £1.8 billion a year to pollinate crops.
“But bees are under threat, and with their decline, so too is our food supply and our economy.”
For more information about the campaign and to sign the online petition, visit www.foe.co.uk/bees.
Pictured are Tim Atkinson (FOTE) and Clare Topping from the Butterfly Conservation at Daventry Library. Photograph by Ian Spencer (mhde-24-11-12 bees Nov112 (1)).