Guest post by Linda Cain

Helping and protecting our bees has become national news in the last couple of years. The general public have been encouraged to plant wild flowers and governments have agreed to plant wild flower verges.

Tree planting to help global warming is a hot topic, but not many people know that trees are an incredibly important source of food for bees and other pollinators.

In August 2019, at the Royal Agricultural Show, we promoted our scheme of “Planting a Tree for a Bee”. For every knitted bee we sold we pledged to plant a tree.

Thanks to the generosity of the public and members we raised enough money to buy 165 trees from Manx Native Trees.

On Sunday 15th March, we will be planting the tree saplings.

If you – or anyone you know – would like to come and help, please join us at Union Mills Football Club at 10.30am. Tea and cakes will be served afterwards. Bring your spade if you have one!

 

One Response to Buzz About Trees

  1. Philip Corlett says:

    Excellent work Linda – I’m definitely going to be there

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