Plant flowers, save the bees!

I’m as busy as a summer bee lately, but squeezed in some time to write a guest blog post for London based organic kids clothing company Little Green Radicals. They wanted to know about my experience with bees and how the environment is affecting them. Here it is…

Little Green Radicals - Cornish copper print

The Little Green Radicals Cornish copper print. “Wander through hedgerows full of Cornish Copper flowers”

“You may have heard that bees are not doing so well lately. But which bees? When you imagine a bee, you might think of a busy honey bee hard at work in a hive. Or perhaps of a fuzzy, furry bumble bee, gently buzzing its way through a wildflower meadow.

In reality though, the European honey bee Apis mellifera, which I and thousands of other British beekeepers keep, is not endangered.  Neither is the craft of beekeeping – members of the British Beekeeping Association (BBKA) have soared from 8,463 members in 2003 to just under 25,000 members in 2016.  We are a lively community, passionate about our bees and the environment they live in….”

Read the rest of the post at

About Emily Scott

I am a UK beekeeper who has recently moved from London to windswept, wet Cornwall. I first started keeping bees in the Ealing Beekeepers Association’s local apiary in 2008, when I created this blog as a record for myself of my various beekeeping related disasters and - hopefully! - future successes.
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8 Responses to Plant flowers, save the bees!

  1. Pingback: Plant flowers, save the bees! | Raising Honey Bees

  2. That’s a headline I’ll get behind any day of the week!


  3. So great you got a chance to spread the word – it is so much needed. I was at a small conference on pollination yesterday. The speaker was an entomologist and was talking not only about the lack of bees but of other insects so necessary for a healthy environment. He felt that the Natural Science studies were much poorer in schools (even primary) than before. Amelia


    • Emily Scott says:

      What a shame that the curriculum doesn’t do more to help children appreciate the natural world. I will be trying my best with Tommy. He has already started by eating daisies!


  4. I’m glad you addressed the what has now become a meme about bees being endangered. It is something that is thrown about quite a lot on blogs, in newspapers etc and not followed up with any real knowledge of what is happening.


  5. Pingback: Plant flowers, save the bees! | Beginner Beekeeper

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