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New B-Lines educational resources available for primary schools

As part of our B-Lines project we have several new downloads available for primary schools. 

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Neonics hammer wild bees - new evidence proves worst case scenario

Wild bees have been hammered by the use of neonicotinoid pesticides according to the results of a new study on oil seed rape in Sweden. Researchers found that compared with areas without neonicotinoid seed treatments, in the vicinity of crops treated with clothianidin populations of wild bees were slashed in half, solitary bees did not nest at all, and bumblebee nests were half as heavy and produced less than a third as many queens.

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Bee Wall – protecting our pollinators

Living Wall provider Scotscape are teaming up with conservation charity Buglife to test out the best planting schemes to create living walls with a pollinator plus effect.

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Fife’s Buzzing to bring splash of colour and life to Ravenscraig Park

Buff tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) Linn Park (c) Suzie Bairner

Fife’s Buzzing is an exciting new partnership project between Buglife and Fife Council. Sixteen colourful wildflower meadows will be created in parks across Fife with the support and involvement of the local community and school children.

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The bee’s knees of insect homes

Insect Hotel (c) Greenkey

Invertebrate conservation experts Buglife have teamed up with garden products supplier Greenkey Garden & Home Ltd to develop a whole new range of bug homes for gardens, patios or even balconies. These new homes have been carefully crafted to work for UK invertebrates providing homes and shelter for most of our best loved bugs and a real boon for gardeners.

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Lining up to save London’s pollinators

Whether you are a manager of a park or an individual with a window box, you could be part of a growing band of committed Londoners helping the capital’s declining insect population through the creation of a B-Line for London.

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