Bee happy in 2011

One in three mouthfuls of the food we eat relies on bees for pollination.

Pollination is  on a radical decline and results show that climate change may be to blame for the steep pollination drop.

We need to help bees as much as possible. Capital Growth are currently running a comepetition for 50 communities to win the euipment,bees and training to help them start beekeeping.

The competition closes on on Friday 28th January 2011. The winners will receive a beehive, the protective clothing, basic tools, training, mentoring and support to enable their community to set up with beekeeping by spring 2012

Bees are under attack from the use of certain pesticides .Four European countries have banned  these but a petition has been set up to extend this to all of Europe and the USA where chemical companies are lobbying hard to keep all killer pesticides on the market.

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- who has written 872 posts on My Climate Change Garden.

I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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