bee on purple knapweed Our new campaign The Bee Cause launched last week, with a pop-up bee-friendly wildflower meadow outside the National Theatre on the South Bank.

Action on bees is now more urgent than ever – you may have read recent news of the impact of harmful pesticides on bees. Together with other Friends of the Earth groups across the UK we’re campaigning for the importance of bees to be recognised by the government with a National Bee Action plan.

Help us help the bees!

  • Please sign the Bee Cause petition to David Cameron.
  • Come along to our next monthly meeting, Tues 1 May, 7.30-9pm at the Pirate Castle, Oval Rd, to help plan our bee-themed picnic, bee debate, and Vanishing of the Bees film screenings
  • Join the “Bee Prepared” Bee Campaign Training day this Saturday 21 April
  • Practical action: if you have a window box, balcony or even a garden, plant bee-friendly flowers or herbs like marjoram, thyme and chives which provide food for bees all year round.

Other local events
Lots of other groups are buzzing about bees! Here’s a couple of other events locally:
* InMidtown Habitats Exhibition showcasing urban beehive designs, Unit 5, Central Saint Giles until 17 April
* “How to create a garden that bees will love“, Honey Club, Kings Cross, 25 April

Know of any more bee-related events in Camden?
Please add them in the comments below!