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Buglife partner with Jub Holland bulbs to brighten our towns

Buglife are pleased to announce their new partnership with Dutch bulb suppliers Jub Holland. Jub Holland will be contributing a share of all large scale planting proceeds towards the creation of the B-Lines network. To mark the partnership Jub Holland’s Tony Lindhout presented an initial cheque for £750 to Buglife Director Paul Hetherington in Central Park Peterborough (close to the Buglife head office) the scene of a complimentary 100m2 of bulb planting delivered by Jub Holland last Autumn, to mark the partnership.


Buglife Scotland secures National Lottery support to get West Lothian buzzing through new B-Lines project

(c) Suzanne Burgess

Buglife Scotland has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £40,600.00 for an exciting heritage project, West Lothian’s B-Lines. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, alongside extra funding of £12,000 from West Lothian Council, the project will work closely with the council, local community groups and schools to create accessible, wildflower-rich green spaces across West Lothian for the benefit of both people and pollinators. The project will run for two years from 1st June 2019 until 31st April 2021.  


Pollinators in Peril - Climate Change Threat to UK Bees

New Report on World Bee Day Paints Bleak Picture of Extinction and Decline   Climate change, habitat loss, pollution and disease are pushing some bees to extinction, a new report by WWF and Buglife reveals. The scientific research, published on World Bee Day (May 20), looks at bee populations in the East of England and finds many species are on the brink of extinction, with 17 species lost from the region entirely.  


Buglife x Teemill New Circular Technology Disrupts Fashion

Circular fashion has arrived, t-shirts made again from worn out t-shirts Plastic free organic material, wasteless printing powered by renewable energy Launching May 15th 2019    


Beekeepers Gather Outside Ministries Across Europe to Demand Bee Friendly Pesticide Standards Ahead of EU Vote on World Bee Day

EU residents fear that member states will undermine the ban on bee-killing neonicotinoids by opening door to harmful pesticides.  


Road verges can be key for pollinator survival

(c) Laura Larkin

A new report launched by Buglife has looked in detail at the role road verges play for pollinators across the UK. It concludes that road verges are important habitats for pollinators, providing food and shelter and connecting many habitats though they also present the threat of collisions and pollutants.


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