Nick Boles backs campaign to save British bees

"Save the bees!" says Nick Boles.

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It has been said that if the bees die, we all die - well Grantham MP Nick Boles is not about to let that happen.

Mr Boles is supporting a Friends of the Earth campaign aimed at saving the nation’s rapidly decreasing number of bees.

Mr Boles said: “My family are all keen bee-keepers and I am extremely concerned about the rapid decline in British Bees. They’re not only an iconic part of our countryside; they play a vital role in pollinating our crops and flowers too.

“It’s great news that Friends of the Earth is creating a buzz about these crucially important insects – I’ll be doing all I can to help protect our bees in 2013.”

The Friends of the Earth campaign and their National Bee Action Plan aims to:

- ensure our towns and countryside provide bees with enough flowers to feed on and places to nest.

- help farmers, gardeners and park keepers to reduce chemicals that harm bees;

- and protect Britain’s 250+ bee species, not only the ones who make our honey.

Friends of the Earth’s Executive Director Andy Atkins said: “I’m delighted Nick Boles MP is showing support for Britain’s threatened bees – they are under severe threat and need all the support they can get.

“People up and down the country can help by creating bee-friendly gardens and habitats to enable bees to thrive, but it is vital that the Government does its bit too by introducing a National Bee Action Plan.”

Friends of the Earth is calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to adopt its National Bee Action Plan.

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