From the 25th to the 31st October, the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) is celebrating National Honey Week, designed to raise public awareness for the importance of bees and honey.
Who are the British Beekeepers association?
Founded in 1874, the British Beekeepers Association is a registered charity whose main aims are “to further and promote the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of bees in the environment.” You can read more about the BBKA and their aims here.
Nowadays the charity encompasses more than 24,000 amateur beekeeper members nationally. The combined efforts of the charity and its members help to educate the general public to the importance of bees and the pivotal role they play in our environment, while furthering research into bee health and protection.
Why is National Honey Week so important?
In addition to the support of its human members, the main beneficiaries of the BBKA are the three billion honey bees it cares for during peak pollination times.
We’ve written about the importance of the bee to our ecosystem before:
“It is estimated that without the natural pollination carried out by bees, the UK would lose anywhere from a third to half of its national food supply. Ecosystems are complex webs, and the loss of the bumblebee would have a profound effect on the integrity of our natural habitats.
“Without these crucial pollinators, plants would struggle to procreate. Wildflowers in particular depend on the attention of bees to spread their pollen. As keystone components of many food chains, the loss of wildflowers would be devastating.”
Read our full article on The Humble Bumblebee: Why Is He So Important To Our Eco System? here.
Celebrate National Honey Week With 2BScientific
At 2BScientific we understand the vital role bees fulfil maintaining our fragile ecosystem. We are also acutely conscious of the continued threat to bee populations.
The UK has seen a 10-15% decline in bee populations over the last two years.
Decreasing habits and poor pesticide legislation is increasing this threat. This is why we are proud to help support the British Beekeepers Association with our 2Bprotected scheme, guaranteeing a £1.00 contribution for every order placed with us towards research into understanding the survival of this keystone insect.
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