New Wildflower Havens in South Downs National Park Boost Bee Numbers

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Takeaways:

  • Numerous wildflower corridors have been planted across farms, community fields, and road verges in the UK to create a “road system” for bees.
  • Local Charity Bees Lines have recorded a 72% increase in pollinator species using the site since the arable fields were reverted to the meadow.
  • “Overall species records from the site have increased from 179 to 624 since the project as a whole was completed,” said Peter King, director of Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust.

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