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Bee and flower campaign backed by Swansea West MP Geraint Davies

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 03, 2013

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THE fight to stop the decline of the bee population has won the backing of Swansea MP Geraint Davies.

The MP for Swansea West has joined forces with the Co-op and South and West Wildlife Trust to get people across Swansea Bay to scatter seeds to help boost their numbers.

Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem.

He said: "Bees pollinate a third of the food we eat and their population is falling dramatically.

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"I support moves to cut insecticide use to save our bees, but in the meantime we should scatter wildflower seeds in our gardens and on community land to boost our bee population."

He added: "Pollinators like honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies and moths need a helping hand, and by simply dispensing a free packet of seeds in your garden you can brighten up the environment with flowers and help our bees at the same time.

"Bees and butterflies are essential for our local food production and an abundance of wild flowers would give our environment a real lift."

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  • Whichypoohs  |  May 03 2013, 6:26PM

    @ Spideyjonsey....what an arrogant comment.

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  • Spideyjonesy  |  May 03 2013, 1:26PM

    dont be so daft vangee

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  • Vange  |  May 03 2013, 12:58PM

    Thank goodness there is someone in power with some sense. If the bees die, we die, it's as simple as that.

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  • Spideyjonesy  |  May 03 2013, 11:34AM

    i dont want bees in my garden thanks very much, is this guy all there?

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  • siarad2  |  May 03 2013, 11:12AM

    Good on them A month ago I let a hibernating wasp & small tortoiseshell butterfly out of my house, used to be more than one. Years ago had red admiral butterfly hibernating too. Turned very cold later I hope they survived.

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