Bee Part of It

a bee home

Across the UK, BBC local radio stations are buzzing about the Bee Part of It project

From 17 May, with help from the National Trust, local BBC radio stations are adopting a local bee hive in their area and following the plight of a new colony of our favourite pollen collectors over their busiest months.


Join us for a swarm this summer

Springwatch Nature Map

To find out what's happening in your local area and how to pick up a free 'bee friendly' seed pack please use the:

Springwatch Nature Map

You can also:

Follow our hive of activity on Facebook

Join our Flickr group as we wax lyrical about bees

Browse the Wildlife Finder collection of bee video clips

Be part of it

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What will happen to your local hive and colony? Tune in to your local station to hear the buzz of the latest wildlife drama unfold.

The collapse of honeybee colonies has been widely reported, but in fact most of the UK's 250 bee species appear to be in decline.

This loss of bees has serious consequences for crop pollination, so Bee Part Of It will be helping all of our bees by creating 40,000 new bee-friendly wildflower rich spaces.

"It's very easy for all of us to do our bit for honeybees, bumblebees and other pollinating insects by growing the sort of plants and flowers they love - either in our gardens or in pots on windowsills or balconies. To have bees visit your garden is a cause for real celebration." - Kate Humble, Springwatch


Related downloads

Download PdfNational Trust Bee Part Of It guide - 350K

Download Pdf'Make a Bumblebee Home' How To Poster - 1.1MB

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