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The Bee Cause is happening near you...

Would you like to help plant bee-friendly flowers, or join us for a local event?

Use our calendar below to find out what's going on as part of the Bee Cause near you.

And if you're organising your own bee-related event, you can also add it to the calendar here. To add an event, please fill in this form. Choose 'Bee event' under 'Type of event' and it will appear on this page.

Events calendar

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Bee-friendly planting, Darlington

Friday, September 19, 2014 to Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Join Darlington Friends of the Earth for the mammoth task of planting 10,000 bee-friendly bulbs, and sowing 1,250 metres of wildflower seed in St Cuthberts churchyard. The aim is to create a wonderful haven for bees and other pollinators, encouraging wildlife and biodiversity in the area. Volunteers are invited to join the planting session from 10am-2pm each day (except Sunday) - even if you can only pop along for an hour your help will be appreciated.

Contact: www.facebook.com/groups/107647951325 or 01325-469582
Location: St Cuthberts Church, Darlington, DL1 5QG
Start time: 10am
End time: 2pm
Organisation or Local Group: Darlington Friends of the Earth
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Heathfields Heritage Fair, Croydon

Saturday, September 20, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014

Croydon Friends of the Earth will be holding a stall at the ecology centre. We'll be demonstrating how to make Bee n Bees and raise awareness of the Bee Cause campaign.

Contact: Rebecca Parnell, http://www.foe.co.uk/croydon
Location: Heathfield Ecology Centre, Coombe Lane, Croydon, CR0 5RH
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Croydon Friends of the Earth
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The Bee Cause at Bude for Food Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bude Friends of the Earth will be holding a stall at Bude for Food Festival - pop along to find out more about how you can help bees in the area and meet others who are keen to do the same. Bees pollinate most of our fruit and veg so helping bees should be a big issue for all foodies out there. The Bude group have also recently created a Bee World (a bee-friendly wildflower meadow) nearby.

Contact: Mary Whibley, 01288 331424
Location: The Castle, The Wharf, Bude, EX23 8LG
Start time: 10am
End time: 5pm
Organisation or Local Group: Bude Friends of the Earth
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Bee Cause stall at Merefest, Oswestry

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Oswestry Friends of the Earth's are holding a Bee Cause stall at Merefest. Pop along to find out how you can help bees in your garden, and how you can support our campaign for more Government action to help bees too.

Contact: Message us at facebook.com/oswestryfoe
Location: Cremorne Gardens, Ellesmere, SY12 0EG
Start time: 11am
End time: 9.30pm
Organisation or Local Group: Oswestry Friends of the Earth
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Seeding of Bee World at St Mary's Triangle, Leicester

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Seeding of Bee World meadow at St. Mary's Triangle, Victoria Park Road, Leicester (joint event with Leicester City Council and Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust). Drinks/cakes for sale and info on Bee Cause campaign and Leicester Friends of the Earth.

Contact: Neill Talbot, [email protected]
Location: St. Mary's Triangle, Victoria Park Road, Leicester, LE2 1XA
Start time: 10:00
End time: 12:00
Organisation or Local Group: Leicester Friends of the Earth
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Bee-friendly planting week of action, Nationwide

Saturday, September 20, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014

We're encouraging bee-lovers everywhere to get out there and plant some bee-friendly plants and flowers. So please save the date and encourage your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to join you. You can download further info' at www.foe.co.uk/beenbees, or if you have more space, visit www.foe.co.uk/beeworlds. And if you want to help local bees even more, why not get in touch with your nearest Friends of the Earth local group at www.foe.co.uk/findagroup to plan a planting day near you?

Contact: Rachel Hubbard, [email protected]
Location: Nationwide
Start time: [various]
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth
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Bee Cause stall at The Good Life, Chester

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Join Chester Friends of the Earth to find out more about the Bee Cause and how you can help bees in your garden.

Contact: www.facebook.com/groups/ChesterAndDistrictFriendsOfTheEarth
Location: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, CH5 3FB
Start time: 10am
Organisation or Local Group: Chester & District Friends of the Earth
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Creating a Bee World, Oxford

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Oxford Friends of the Earth are sowing wildflower seeds at new sites on The Kidneys nature reserve this Saturday, as part of Oxford City council's city-wide wildflower planting. Volunteers are more than welcome to come along. The nature reserve is located off Meadow Lane, Oxford. The group also planted a Bee World on the site last year - here's Fiona's account of how it went: www.foe.co.uk/green-blog/4-steps-beautiful-bee-world

Contact: Fiona Tavner (email via the form at www.oxfoe.co.uk)
Location: The Kidneys nature reserve, Bedford St, Oxford OX4 1TJ
Start time: 1pm
Organisation or Local Group: Oxford Friends of the Earth
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Wildflower planting day, Birmingham

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Volunteers will be sowing wildflower seeds at Digbeth Community Garden to make the space a true haven for bees next spring. This community space was launched in July last year and is under threat of being sold by the council to be used as a car park. Come along and support the space and help make it bee-friendly.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Digbeth Community Garden, Shaw's Passage, Digbeth, B5 5TH
Start time: tbc
Organisation or Local Group: Birmingham Friends of the Earth
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Bee World, Dudley

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dudley Council have allocated space for us to plant wild flowers to encourage bees. We will be clearing the ground before sowing the seeds.

Contact: Guy Sheppard, [email protected]
Location: King George VI Park, Park Lane, Kingswinford (about 100 metres from this entrance), Dudley, West Midlands, DY6 8AT
Start time: 11:00
End time: 15:00
Organisation or Local Group: Dudley & District Friends of the Earth
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Bee World planting in Dudley

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Calling all volunteers to help us clear some ground and sow some seeds to create a Bee World ready to bloom in the Spring. Bring a spade, shovel or fork, and a picnic too, for a lovely afternoon socialising and doing your bit for the bees. We'd love to see you there. We have a prominent position in King George VI Park, Kingswinford, kindly donated by Dudley MBC. There is plenty of parking at the Park Lane entrance by the bowling green. Walk towards the lake and you'll find us.

Contact: www.facebook.com/dudleyfoe or www.foe.co.uk/dudley
Location: King George VI Park, Kingswinford
Start time: 11am
End time: 3pm
Organisation or Local Group: Dudley & District Friends of the Earth
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Bee Cause stall and wildflower planting, Portsmouth

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Come and find out more about how you can help bees in the Portsmouth area, and help plant a bee-friendly wildflower bed. You'll be able to find out why bees are essential for our food, how to make a bee hotel, get seeds to start a wild-flower patch near your home, take part in our quiz, and paint bee pebbles to take home.

Contact: the group's Coordinator - 02392 351165
Location: Portsmouth Natural History Museum (at the back of the museum)
Start time:
Organisation or Local Group: Portsmouth Friends of the Earth
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Bee World Creation at Octoberfest, North Tyneside

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Friends of the Earth North Tyneside are working in partnership with Clarence and Waterford Resident's Association and Rockcliffe First School to develop a ‘Bee World’ wildflower meadow in the Station Masters Community Wildlife Garden at the garden's Octoberfest. The day begins with a clearing and planting session from 11-3pm, to be followed by beer tasting and barbecue! Ground preparation time for this Bee World will be 13-15 October 10am-2pm, 16-17 October 3pm-5pm, 18 October 10am-4pm. Come for half an hour or longer if you can, to help prepare the ground for the Bee World seeds. We would really appreciate your help.

Contact: Carol Musgrove, [email protected]
Location: The Station Masters Community Wildlife Garden, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Start time: 11am
End time: 3pm
Organisation or Local Group: North Tyneside Friends of the Earth