Bees,butterflies and blooms

Great new series starts tonight on BBC2 with writer, broadcaster and gardener Sarah Raven on a mission to halt the rapid decline in Britain’s essential bees, butterflies and pollinating insects by bringing flower power to towns, cities and the countryside.

Good that Sarah is highlighting that the world’s bees and other pollinating insects are in crisis. It is a complex problem that scientists the world over are trying to fathom, but the prognosis is grim – without healthy populations of insect pollinators across the world, our future food security is under threat.

Sarah Raven visits the Great British countryside to encourage farmers and village communities to help recreate a network of crucial habitats for struggling bees, butterflies and pollinating insects.

With the loss of Britain’s wildflower meadows and grasslands estimated at around 98 per cent, Sarah finds out whether we have simply lost our connection with the wildflowers and habitats that were once so common and supported our pollinators.

This is the first of three episodes which will hopefully raise te profile of this very important issue and encourage more people in the UK to get involved with saving our precious bee population.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0152fty

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