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Wednesday 17 June 2020

Honey, I’m home!

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Islanders are bee-ing encouraged to build tiny homes for the local pollinator population.

The idea is one of many aiming to reverse the current decline in insect pollinators in the Channel Islands.

Not only are such insects, which include bees, butterflies and beetles, vital for the survival of wild plants and flowers, but they also play a vital role in food security by pollinating £690m worth of crops across the UK annually.


Pictured: Pollinators are on the decline in the Channel Islands.

Aiming to get the vulnerable group buzzing again, the Jersey Pollinator Project and Jersey Biodiversity Centre have organised a range of free virtual educational activities and lessons for all ages - including how to make a ‘DIY pollinator hotel’.

They’ll be kickstarting the ‘Bee Friendly’ series this Friday.

Sarah Maguire, the Education and Outreach officer of The Jersey Biodiversity Centre commented: “The talks and activities are designed to inspire you to Bee Friendly, support pollinators and help save these important creatures.”

Video: Why are pollinators important and how should we protect them? (Channel Islands Pollinator Project/YouTube)

“Education about pollinators is absolutely crucial and at a time when many of us have enjoyed getting out into nature as a welcome escape during recent challenging times, this programme will be a brilliant way to become Bee Friendly and find out what we can all do to help insect pollinators,” Kate Kirk, Marketing Director at lead sponsor Ogier, added.

The talks…

  • What's a pollinator? - 14:00, Friday 19 June - register here
  • How to make a DIY Pollinator Hotel - 17:30, Monday 29 June - register here
  • What to look for in bee hotels and how-to DIY - 18:00, Tuesday 14 July - register here
  • More TBC...

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