Bees love Breckland
The district council will be leaving some verges and land to grow wild, or operate a 'cut less, cut later' approach, to help bees and other pollinators to thrive.
Figures show that the population of bees and other insects is in decline, so Breckland Council hopes this approach will help boost their numbers and help reverse the decline.
Cllr Ian Sherwood, Executive Member for Customer Engagement and Climate Change, commented: "Allowing verges to grow longer and wildflowers to grow will help pollinators like bees work their magic. We do however need to strike a balance and so will continue to maintain verge cutting where necessary to ensure resident safety prevent drainage damage."
Download your very own bee-friendly sign
We're taking steps to create more bee-friendly habitats across our district. We'll be leaving some verges and land to grow wild, or operating a 'cut less, cut later' approach, to help bees and other pollinators to thrive.
To help encourage bee-friendly gardens in Breckland and across the UK, why not download the "We are feeding the bees" poster for your garden, and share your pictures on social media to encourage others to do the same and create insect friendly habitats. Don't forget to add in the hashtag #BeesLoveBreckland and we will share your images online.
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Last updated: 31/01/2022 10:12:21