Send us your buzzing poems!
Thursday 21st June
Here’s a poem that local Notts poet Dave Woods was inspired to write about Wildlife in the City’s Bee Hotel – our homemade insect home.
We’re in a (w)hole new scene
When summer gets a fuzzy
We pretty up the green
We’re nectar to the red with spots
(We’re serious – I guess)
It’s nice and warm at Bundles
Which room d’you like the best?
Over the past few decades, many species of bumblebee have been in serious decline because of the increased use of agricultural chemicals, the destruction of their natural habitat and the accidental importation of diseases and parasites.
Wildlife experts say the loss of the bees and other insects that pollinate flowers would be bad news for other wildlife.
Pollination means taking pollen from one plant to another, which creates new seeds to grow flowers and crops.
If bees don't pollinate, the flowers don't grow properly which affects insects, vegetables, fruit and other food crops.
With bees it's a two-way thing: If you provide them with resting places and food, they'll pollinate your flowers and help your garden to burst with colour this spring.
What are Bee Hotels?