Vanishing of the Bees

Of course many of the lovely floral expanses across the UK are kept that way by the ever buzzing bees that pollinate them. Further, these same bees are responsible for helping up to one third of the trees and plants thrive that are responsible for putting food on our own plates. In a devastatingly harsh winter from 2008 until 2009, many of the homes of these insects were destroyed.

That has left the UK with a startling one fifth less of bee hives across the country. With this, The National Trust has generously contributed to the bee cause in both donations and even with a film production to aide in their cause.

The National Trust, outside of their own donations, has established itself as a key charity for the bees and with such has sponsored ‘Vanishing of the Bees’, which is a documentary chronicling the bees’ plight.

Not only does The National Trust’s bee film highlight how detrimental they are to UK farming production, but takes their scope onto the world level. With this documentary, The National Trust hopes to spread awareness of the need to preserve the bee population.

Screenings of ‘Vanishing of the Bees’ took place at select The National Trust venues. Hanbury Hall in Worcestershire held a free viewing and Stackpole Centre also hosted their own party .

Both sites will grant you the opportunity to lend a hand to the cause, and select viewings will further have a speech from a Bee Conservatory Society council member.  Surely you must save the date and head out to one of these The National Trust arenas!

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