July Green Bean Challenge: What’s The Buzz About The Bees?

The summer is here and it’s July! Time for a brand new Green Bean Challenge. This month’s we’ll be learning all about some very important little insects:

July Green Bean Challenge

In the last five years we have seen a decline of 45% of our commercial honeybees here in the UK and it’s vital we help these little pollinators survive. We’re dedicating a whole month to finding out why we need bees and what we can do to help.

We’ll be hearing from our expert bean, bee keeper and small business owner Michelle of the Little Honey Bee Company, to learn about the challenges she faces in keeping her bees and I’ll be reviewing some of her homemade honey based products.

There’ll be information on campaigns, how you can sponsor a bee hive, some of the species of bees you may find in your UK garden, which plants you can grow to help encourage these friendly fellas, some honey based recipes, and finally, what would happen if bees disappeared completely.

Just like the bees, I’ll be out foraging too, with Lisa from Edulis Wild Foods and I can’t wait to tell you all about my first foraging experience. Of course there will be all the regulars: Bloomin’ Updates, #BuyLocal, What’s Bean Going On and Bean’s Must Haves.

We’d love to know whether you’re joining us in the challenge this month and if you have bees in your garden, so don’t forget to let us know in the comments and share your pictures with us on the blog, on twitter (@beantweeting), or Instagram (@writerDSNelson). Together we can do our bit for Earth and make sure it’s still here for every Bean.



7 thoughts on “July Green Bean Challenge: What’s The Buzz About The Bees?

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Oh, this is going to be great! So many people think of bees as nasty creatures, and their stings are painful (and even deadly for those with severe allergies). But we do need them in the eco-system. I’m looking forward to your posts about them.


  2. coldhandboyack says:

    This is going to be a great month on your blog. I love foraging, and bees. I also think your hat idea is very creative and supportive of your books. It was too hard to comment over there.


    • writerdsnelson says:

      Thanks Craig, I’m very excited to be foraging this month and thanks for the comment re the other blog. I’ve tried all sorts of comment options and I thought DiSqus would work as a lot of people use it, never mind, I’ll find the holy grail one day :-/

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