Burscough Community Group Wins at DEFRA Bee Awards November 28th, 2016 COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR Latest News Shares Comments Burscough Community Group Wins at DEFRA Bee Awards Burscough based Community Group the Tree Bee Society have been awarded for their conservation efforts at The Bees’ Needs Champions Awards, arranged by DEFRA (Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs) and hosted at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Following on from their work this summer, removing both bumble and honey bee colonies from properties all over the UK and working on Pollinator Stations across Burscough, the local beekeeping group were nominated by Grow Wild, the UK’s biggest ever wild flower campaign. Upon winning the award in the category of “Providing food and a home for pollinators”, Director Abigail Reade said, “It’s fantastic to be recognised for the hard work we put in throughout the summers, removing and rescuing bees back to our field in Burscough and providing Pollinator Stations where members of the public can enjoy our local pollinators.” The Tree Bee Society also use the beeswax and honey from their Bees to create natural, handmade cosmetics, such as hand creams, soaps, lip balms and even hair care products. To support them in their conservation work, or to see how you can help save the bees, go to their website www.treebee.org.uk. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!