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Support the Bee Cause in Redditch
3:30pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Local
REDDITCH Friends of the Earth are screening a new film in support of their Bee Cause campaign to help save Britain’s bees.
More Than Honey is an award winning film telling a touching tale of what might happen if bees became extinct. It looks at honeybee colonies, examining what’s behind the current bee crisis and why we rely on bees for so many things.
The screening at The Railway Inn, Hewell Road, on Friday, September 27 at 7.30pm will include popcorn and the chance to find out about Friends of the Earth (FoE).
Alistair Waugh, FoE spokesman, said: “British bees have been declining recently; and it’s worrying because we rely on them for pollinating most of our food. Without bees, it would cost the UK at least £1.8 billion every year to hand-pollinate our crops.
“We’re calling on the Government to make a bee action plan ambitious enough to reverse bee decline in the UK.
"There’s a hive of local support for The Bee Cause. Last month our giant bee costumes created a real buzz at Morton Stanley Festival, collecting over 250 postcards of support. We were swarmed with interest from people keen to learn about the loss of bee habitats and how bees are affected by pesticides and disease.”
Sponsor for the film screening, local graphic designer Steve Pound from SP Designs, said: “SP Designs is proud to sponsor Friends of the Earth. I've joined The Bee Cause because I am passionate about protecting bees.
“Everyone in Redditch can do their bit to help. Even a few wildflowers or herbs in a window-box can provide food for bees and help them thrive.”
Entrance to the film is by donation. To join The Bee Cause visit www.foe.co.uk/bees.
For more details on ‘More Than Honey, due in cinemas this September, visit www.morethanhoney.co.uk.
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