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Threatened Bumblebees Make a Comeback

Animals  (tags: animals, bumbelbees, comeback, england, farmers )

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The five most threatened bumblebees in England have made an unprecedented comeback in the South East this year thanks to environmental work by farmers.


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Carol H (229)
Tuesday October 5, 2010, 12:17 pm
very good news, thanks Agnes

Philippa P (154)
Tuesday October 5, 2010, 2:22 pm
Hooray for the farmers. Bees are so wonderful and so necessary. Good news!

Krasimira B (175)
Wednesday October 6, 2010, 12:31 pm
Nice photo.

Fiona O (562)
Wednesday October 6, 2010, 10:01 pm
Most encouraging. Thank you, Agnes.

Cindy C (125)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 9:14 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 9:59 am
Bees are scary but I agree they are necessary.

Tracy Cruze (111)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 10:23 am
Good news for the farmers. I'm scared of bees, but I know they are necessary... Actually, I'm more afraid of yellow jackets...

Jason Green (235)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 11:07 am
this is such great news

Margaret S (53)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 11:13 am
More good news!!

tracey p (81)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 1:38 pm
very good news.

Kim O (396)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 1:41 pm
Thanks Agnes!! Great news for the bees!!

Carol C (97)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 1:55 pm
I prefer Bees to Wasps, so good news.

Heather L (3)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 2:43 pm
This is great news ! I had bumblebees move into a birdhouse in my backyard this year and have spent many hours watching them come and go and forage around the garden. I've made a point of planting bee friendly flowers and never use pestcides. I hope they come back in the spring.

Bonnie B (103)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 5:06 pm
Thanks, Agnes! this is indeed heartening news! I love bees myself (although here in San Diego I would be a bit warry of them because so many have been Africanized and there have been several incidences of lethal attacks,) and know their importance to our food supply so have been concerned that they are disappearing. I am so glad to hear that farmers, in England at least, are being re-educated. Now we just have to educate farmers everywhere about sustainable agriculture! Which may seem insurmountable, but lots of them already know. Now we have to let them know we're behind them in this.

Charlene Rush (2)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 6:35 pm
Thank god, for those determined little critters. I love my honey!

Thursday October 7, 2010, 11:52 pm
Agnes This article really cheered me up! When I was a little girl, in the South East of England, our garden was FULL of Bumble Bees in the summer. I used to love them, they made a really heavy happy humming noise and flew in such a 'bumbly' manner! In those days, the meadows and the whole countryside was a mass of wild flowers. It will be wonderful I more wild flowers are planted and encouraged to grow. If they do, it won't be just the Bumble Bees that make a reappearance, there will be many more butterflies and other nectar-loving insects. Thanks for the article!

Therese Davey (1)
Friday October 8, 2010, 1:38 am
Thank you for sharing this, it is good to know that someone has reacted to this crisis with a practical and effective solution, let us hope the idea spreads, we need the bees!!

Ann V (23)
Friday October 8, 2010, 1:38 am
Such great news.
Thanks for posting!

Mary T (178)
Friday October 8, 2010, 11:35 am
Great news, Thanks Agnes, we do need the bees.

Ritva J (115)
Friday October 8, 2010, 12:40 pm
Happy to hear that!

Ann L (15)
Friday October 8, 2010, 6:00 pm
Thanks Agnes. This is good newa, humanity an mother nature working together.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 8, 2010, 9:17 pm
Happy to hear such wonderful news! Noted. Thank you for posting.

Kris B (136)
Monday October 11, 2010, 9:30 am
I love bees and we have been planting a lot of bushes for them and butterflies. Also, we put in a pond and in about a year we have seen so many more bees, dragonflies, and butterflies. Then give a lot of pleasure but are very important to plants. I am glad more people are planting for them.

Justin R (0)
Monday October 11, 2010, 12:02 pm
Great news.

Anna Borsey (66)
Monday October 11, 2010, 3:09 pm
We are planning our garden in such a way that we attract bumblebees, honeybees, butterflies and many different kinds of birds too.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 12, 2010, 6:00 am
We can do such good things for so many of the species on this planet. Just take some time and effort to understand, educate, and take care of this wonderful planet we opportunity to live.

Lisa J (4)
Friday October 15, 2010, 1:29 pm
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