Dorset has become the latest council to take steps to help Britain’s bees to thrive. At its Cabinet meeting in June Dorset County Council agreed to adopt a pollinator action plan.
Crucially its plan includes banning bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides wherever it can.
Dorset’s plan proposes other bee-friendly actions. The cutting of hedges and grass verges will be changed to offer more food and shelter for bees. And native wildflowers, trees and shrubs will become more widespread in planting schemes.