Burscough Community Group Wins at DEFRA Bee Awards

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.


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