Pick Up A Free Packet of Seeds

PUBLISHED: 16:47 04 April 2012

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By helping bees thrive we can help them fight threats like disease and the weather - adding support to Anglia Co-operative's Keep The Hive Alive campaign, at the same time.

THE decline in honeybee numbers in Britain doesn’t just mean less honey.

It’s estimated that bees contribute £200 million each year to the UK economy by pollinating a huge percentage of our fruit and vegetable crops.

In recent years British beekeepers have lost up to a fifth of their bee colonies over the winter – and, according to their public affairs director, Tim Lovett: “Ongoing losses in the pollination army of honeybees cannot continue if we are to secure food supplies.”

Today the Ely Standard urges you to do your bit to help the humble honeybee fight back and ensure the continued supply of our food crops.

Cut out the special coupon on this page to claim a FREE packet of flower seeds from the Anglia Co-operative foodstore at Wisbech Road, Littleport – and turn your garden into a bee haven.

You can buy additional packets at 99p.

By helping bees thrive we can help them fight threats like disease and the weather – adding support to Anglia Co-operative’s Keep The Hive Alive campaign, at the same time.

Anglia Co-operative has created a bee-friendly garden at its headquarters which is home to working bee hives.

Schoolchildren can watch the bees at work in the hives from the safety of a purpose-built observatory – and also learn about the importance of the honeybee to our economy and environment and what they can do to help.

Anglia Co-operative also actively fundraises for the Peterborough and District Beekeepers Association to help further their beekeeping and educational work.

If you’d like to find out more about Anglia Co-operative’s free educational visits go to the website www.angliaplanbee.co.uk

As a ‘thank you’ for playing your part by claiming and sowing your free seeds, Anglia Co-operative is also giving you the chance to save £6 when you spend £30 on your next weekly shop – just cut out the money-off voucher on this page and use it at the store at Littleport.

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