Our bee banquet was a great success. The turn-out was fantastic and from comments afterwards people found the event inspiring, and are now encouraged to do their bit for bees locally. Everyone was surprised about just how much of our food supply relies on bees.
People were invited to come and find out more about bee decline whilst enjoying a tasty spread including many bee-pollinated ingredients, kindly donated by local allotments and gardens. The banquet was held as part of Friends of the Earth's Bee Cause Campaign, helping save Britain's bees - calling on Bees Minister Lord de Mauley to create a strong National Bee Action Plan ready for spring 2014.
Cllr Cat Arnold, Executive Assistant at Nottingham City Council for Leisure and Culture said: "We are really pleased to have supported this event.
"The importance of providing for and looking after our bee populations cannot be understated and, with support from the people of Nottingham, we want to be a bee-friendly city." Speakers included Alison Knox (Notts Beekeepers' Association), Emily Aron (Nottingham's Biodiversity Officer), and Greg Hewitt (Nottm Friends of the Earth).
Now available on video: "The Bee Banquet!".
- Green Festival - what should be in a Plan for Bees (Sep 2013): we asked people what they want to see in a National Bee Action Plan
- Local MPs back Bee Cause campaign (Jul 2013)
- Bee food-tasting challenge in West Bridgford (Aug 2012)
- Our campaign page on the Bee Cause