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Beeutiful Wraps will be at Sunnyfields Farm Shop, Totton, Hampshire on Saturday, 9th March.  Looking forward to meeting customers and demonstrating our beeswax wraps.

 

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Latest study showing alarming numbers of bees, ants and beetles disappearing.

BBC News 11th February 2019

A scientific review of insect numbers suggests that 40% of species are undergoing "dramatic rates of decline" around the world.

The study says that bees, ants and beetles are disappearing eight times faster than mammals, birds or reptiles.

But researchers say that some species, such as houseflies and cockroaches, are likely to boom.

The general insect decline is being caused by intensive agriculture, pesticides and climate change.

Insects make up the majority of creatures that live on land, and provide key benefits to many other species, including humans.

They provide food for birds, bats and small mammals; they pollinate around 75% of the crops in the world; they replenish soils and keep pest numbers in check.

Many other studies in recent years have shown that individual species of insects, such as bees, have suffered huge declines, particularly in developed economies.

 

How we can all help towards combatting plastic pollution

The Independent Thursday 27 December 2018

Schools are being urged to stop using single-use plastic by 2022 in an effort to combat plastic pollution.

They’ll be encouraged to replace plastic products such as carrier bags, straws and food containers with sustainable alternatives.

Education secretary Damian Hinds believes that all schools in England should be following in the footsteps of Georgeham Primary School in Devon, which became the first school in the UK to become completely single-use plastic free in early 2018.

The Conservative MP for East Hampshire, who was previously exchequer secretary to the treasury and employment minister, explains that while it’s “not always easy” to stop using plastic, it is a necessary change.

“In my first school visit as education secretary almost a year ago, the very first question I was asked by a pupil was what we can do to limit the damage of plastic on the environment,” he says.