Brigit's bee talk will create a buzz

Friday 22 February 2013 Updated: 22/02 08:44

Latest News

Buy photos » Ben Christie, from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, with Brigit Strawbridge. Picture by Jon Mullis 08.013.008.worc.jm1 Order this picture at www.buyphotos247.com

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

Share This

Popular »

1 Giles Potter misses out on X Factor dream

2 Supermarket plans spark traffic fears

3 Hundreds have an oar-some time

4 Warndon crossing battle won

5 Honours for Warriors chief and Worcester Live boss

More news »

City taxi chiefs say enough is enough

ANGRY taxi drivers in Worcester have pleaded with

Authors cast spiders in a new light

SPIDERS have been cast in a new light

Hatfuls of charity cash

A SCHOOL in Worcester had a cosy feel

Bases to close in police shake-up

A NUMBER of police bases will close completely

Regional news »


Stratford Observer
Salford pupils handed fire safety award

SAFETY-CONSCIOUS pupils at Salford Priors Primary have been named fire ...

Bromsgrove Standard
Warning after three car-key burglaries in three days

OFFICERS investigating three car-key burglaries which took place in North ...

Redditch Standard
Hospital risk rating increases

THE RISK rating of the Trust which runs the county's ...

Evesham Observer
Jack’s charged with a top job

A BROADWAY electrical firm has added a bright spark to ...