How do we create a Bee Friendly Monmouthshire?
Provide safe and sufficient habitat to maintain and increase healthy populations of indigenous pollinating insects.
Engage, influence and support the Welsh Government, key agencies, organisations, local and national authorities, councils, land owners, businesses, schools, communities and individuals to support these aims.
Raise public awareness of the importance of pollinating insects and the need for their protection.
Hedgerows are important. They give food and safe haven for wildlife. Bee Friendly Monmouthshire has produced a Hedgerow Manifesto giving best practice for hedgerow management. Click to download a copy of this manifesto.
The Welsh Government’s new Bee Friendly Scheme
BFM at the Welsh National Eisteddfod 2016
BFM Newsletters –
BFM at the 2016 National Gardens Scheme
BFM has attended gardens opened as part of the National Gardens Scheme.
Read our report..
Presentation to the Usk in Bloom Awards Ceremony
The Bee Friendly Monmouthshire secretary gave an illustrated talk about the crisis affecting our pollinating insects and the knock-on impact this was having on other wildlife and the implications for gardeners. See the summary … award ceremony talk
Reduce roadside verge cutting:-
What Dorset County Council are doing for wildlife on their verges:-
Plantlife Road Verges and Wildlife Management Guidelines:-
Wildflower seed sales
Our main project is the sale of packets of specially selected wild flower seeds. See a list of contents of the seed packets and the Sowing instructions (in English and Welsh):-
We are a new group. Supporters include:-
Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth Transition Towns, Abergavenny and Crickhowell Friends of the Earth, Bees for Development, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Gwent Beekeepers Association, Gwent Energy CIC, Gwent Wildlife Trust, Humble by Nature, Monmouthshire Meadows, Monmouthshire County Council and Wye Valley Apiaries.
See our Patron and Sponsors:-