Got food? Check for bees

Honeybee Albert Einstein said that if the bees disappeared, “man [sic] would have only four years of life left.”  Not to panic anyone, but no bees, no food. Could bees one of the canary species in the mine shaft of our global ecological health?

Learn why they are vanishing and maybe we can work together to see if we can turn this around.

Whilst The Co-operative and others are investigating what could be causing the disappearance of bees, here are some simple (and fun) things you can do to learn more and help save the bee.


1) Call for pesticides research

Help secure funds for a systematic review of the impact of pesticides on our most important pollinators.


2) Bee-friendly gardening

Each and every one of us can make a difference, by encouraging bees into our own back gardens, patio pots and even window boxes.


3) Take up beekeeping

There’s an estimated 40,000 beekeepers in the UK. The majority of these keep bees as a hobby – it’s much easier to do than you’d think! So, if you’re really interested in helping bees, why not think about becoming an amateur beekeeper


4) Sign up to Plan Bee

There’s so much going on with The Co-operative’s Plan Bee campaign. Register to be the first to hear about campaign news and how to get more involved.


5) Become a Co-operative Member

There are lots of other ways to get involved with The Co-operative. Find out more about what we do and how you can become a Member. Learn more…


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