The Big Buzz

Project Category: Registered charityProject Tags: Education and Gardens

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    In May 2012 Durham Wildlife trust launched its Buzz About Darlington Project which worked with 15 schools and 4 community groups across Darlington to promote the importance of bees and bee friendly gardening.

    Groups set up bee borders packed with plants to supply nectar from early spring right through to the end of autumn.  Participants were also encouraged to take some wildflower seeds to their homes to plant in gardens or containers providing a nectar supply throughout the city. 

    This year, with a huge thanks to funding from Neal’s Yard Remedies, we are extending our nectar networks to other built up areas close to Darlington: Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle and Durham City. 

    Built up areas can be a nectar-drought for bees, this project provides valuable food supply and increases public awareness of the importance and plight of bees.

    The project will provide opportunities for a great number and variety of people to get involved in transforming their neighbourhood through public planting events and school/community education and planting sessions. 

    The project aims to provide a solid network of bee friendly gardens, yards, school grounds and community green spaces across the target areas and increase public awareness of the significance of these creatures, their importance for our food and economy and how we can look after them in the future.

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    Durham City, Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland