Simpsons Launch Bee on Board Campaign
Local award-winning garden centre Simpsons were creating a buzz this week when they launched their Bee on Board campaign. The campaign will focus on encouraging customers to plant for bees and pollinators.
The campaign launch coincides with National Gardening week. The team hope that many customer, schools and community groups will get on board with the project.
The garden centre is giving away Bee friendly wildflower seed packets for customers who sign up to the campaign. Encouraging everyone to grow in their gardens, schools and community spaces. There will also be a number of competitions across the next few months to get even more people involved – including the chance to win £250 of vouchers to spend in store for the best bee friendly garden. Plus, more to be announced.
The garden centre team have set up a digital ‘Bee on Board’ pack. The pack includes information about bees, how to create a bee friendly / wildlife garden, bee friendly plants and activities. Down load the pack here at: www.simpsonsgardencentre.co.uk/bee-on-board.
As well as creating a fantastic wildlife garden in their Inverness car park area, complete with giant bug bothy and bee friendly plants, the team have also filmed a new video to promote planting for bees, with the help of the Highland Hospices Bobby Bee. Look out for the video coming soon.
Marketing Manager, Siobhan MacBean said: “Pollinators are so important for our gardens, and it’s estimated that 84% of crops and 80% of wildflowers depend on insect pollination. Unfortunately the bee population is in decline and the effect this will have could be devastating.
“We want to do something about that and as part of our continued focus on sustainability we want to encourage as many customers as possible to sign up to our Bee on Board campaign to get planting for bees and/or get involved with wildlife gardening. We’re looking forward to seeing how many people get involved.
“Our Bee on Board campaign is really simple to be part of and we’re particularly hoping many of our local schools will get involved and create bee friendly gardens for everyone to enjoy.”
You can also find out more about how you can help bees at:
Wild about Gardens www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk
Bumblebee Conservations www.bumblebeeconservation.org
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