A buzz in Norwich: bee campaign hots up
Our postcards for The Bee Cause aren't big enough. That's the first lesson I took from a public meeting in Norwich. Two hundred people in the same room on a hot summer evening all fanning themselves with postcards made no difference to the temperature. It still felt like I was in a sauna.
But the heat hasn't taken the energy out of our campaign to protect the humble bee. The Bee Cause has arrived in Norfolk in style. Bob Flowerdew from Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time was just one of the speakers Norwich Friends of the Earth lined up for the event. We heard all about why bees are important and what we can do to help their plight. Local beekeepers, farmers, gardeners and wildlife experts all passed on their top tips.
The foyer was packed with stalls promoting beekeeping groups, local honey and a selection of fantastic bee hotels. I almost bought one for my own garden but in the end decided I should build my own. I promised myself I would do my bit to help solve the problem - so that's my job for the weekend.
more than 100 of our local groups around the country have been using the postcards to back our call for a bee action plan. Why not add your name to thousands of others - and join The Bee Cause?
Meanwhile I'm going to see what I can do about making the postcards bigger.
Tom Wright, Activism team
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