May 20th was World Bee Day, and we were very lucky to have Simon, a local beekeeper come in and share with us his extensive knowledge on the subject It was a fascinating afternoon, we even got to taste his pure Buntingford honey, it was delicious.
We learned so much, pollinators like bees and butterflies are critical for our ecosystem. A vast majority of the plants that we need for food production rely on pollination, 80% of wildflowers rely on them too. By transferring Pollen between flowering plants, bees keep the circle of life turning. The combination of an increase in the use of pesticides, the decimation of natural habitats and changes to our climate is causing a decline in bee populations and this is not good news for our planet.
At Layston Grove we have sprung into action to help our bees, planting lavender and other wildflowers to create a safe haven for these wonderful creatures.