Saving Bumblebees

Posted by mn251 at Feb 28, 2019 11:30 AM |
Find out why the bumblebee population is declining and what can be done to save the bees.

In the UK alone there are 25 different species of bumblebee. Over the past century though their numbers have been declining. Destruction of natural habitat, through the industrial use of pesticides, have pushed Britain’s much-loved insect into serious decline. It threatens vital pollination of crops, garden plants and wildflowers. It may have serious repercussions for the food we eat every day.

How to save Bumblebees and the many ways of doing so will be the main focus of a lecture hosted by Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society. It will be presented by Professor Dave Goulson who will explore what can be reverse their decline and to stop broader environmental damage.

Professor Goulson has published more than 260 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of Bumblebees and other insects. He is currently a faculty member of the School of Life Sciences at University of Sussex. His bestselling book A Sting in the Tale was handpicked by The Sunday Times and has been translated into fifteen different languages.

The event takes place 4 March at 7.30pm at New Walk Museum.

More information can be found here.

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