All this beesiness is part of a campaign by Natural England to get more people keeping bees. As we all know by now, our bee population is in decline, prompting worried mutterings about disappearing foodstuffs. The conservation watchdog wants people to turn apiarists on their roofs, gardens and balconies, perhaps using a new plastic beehive called a beehaus. No, really. And if the fetching garments aren’t your thing, you could follow Kew Gardens’s example and grow bee friendly plants like lavender and forget-me-nots. Assuming you have some outside space in this concrete jungle of ours.
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