Bees are pretty great. Their sharp style could turn a grasshopper green with envy, and their gentle buzzing has been the soundtrack to many a summer. They play a big part in keeping us all fed too.
Most of the plants we eat need to be pollinated, and bees like the humble bumble do a lot of the wingwork. But bee numbers are in decline, which could have a serious impact on our eco-systems. We need to step in and lend these tiny flying gardeners a hand.
The good folk at Friends of the Earth have started the Great British Bee Count and joining in is as easy as ABeeC. Download the app, snap any bees you spot (they love a photoshoot) and your photos will help experts learn more about the bee. We’re really excited to get started. Absolutely buzzing.