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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
World Bee Day
20th May 2020
Bees for Development has been a keen voice calling for action to support pollinators in our home county of Monmouthshire. Monmouthshire County Council has introduced several measures to make sure that they, and their contractors manage public spaces, roadside hedges and verges in ways that reduce impacts on wildlife.
Monmouth has a unique claim to being a Bee Town - the first in the UK!
With its annual Bee Festival, flower beds, river and roadside verges, and other community bee-friendly areas, the town of Monmouth is proactive about pollinators. The town is a hotspot for bee and pollinator experts, along with groups such as Bee Friendly Monmouthshire, Monmouthshire Meadows Group and the Nature Isn't Neat project.
We recently proposed Bee Town status to the Town Council here, and were unanimously supported. Today, World Bee Day 2020, new signs were installed to welcome visitors to the town, with the support of the Town Council's small community grant funding.
You will be very welcome to visit the Town, with Bees for Development at its centre, just as soon as leisure travel becomes possible.
We would like to thank all of the supportive individuals and groups who have enabled this to happen.