Brigit's bee talk will create a buzz

Monday 18 February 2013 Updated: 19/02 16:21

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A CELEBRITY bee expert is expected to create a buzz of interest when she gives a talk at Lower Smite Farm next Thursday (Feb 28).

Brigit Strawbridge, star of BBC 2’s It’s Not Easy Being Green, will be presenting An Evening With Bees at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust's headquarters at 7pm.

People will be able to discover more about bees, the problems they face and how everyone can give them a helping hand.

Ben Christie, reserves events and volunteers officer for the Trust, said “Many readers will already know populations of bees are declining and this could be devastating for food production.

“We’re delighted Brigit is able to join us for an evening and give us lots more information about this and about the fascinating world of these furry insects.”

Bees pollinate about 80 per cent of the world’s crops and play a significant role in UK agriculture.

Two species of UK bumblebee have become extinct since the 1940s and the numbers of other bees are seriously declining. Brigit said: “I shall be talking about the differences between honey, bumble and solitary bee species, their unique and fascinating behaviour patterns, their roles as pollinators, the reasons for their decline and, most importantly, what we can all do to help them."

Tickets cost £5 and can be booked on 01905 754919 or by emailing Ben ben@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org

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