THERE’S a real buzz being planned for South Tyneside.
Durham Wildlife Trust is working on a new project to make the borough more bee-friendly.
The insects are in serious decline and in urgent need of help.
The Buzz on the Tyne project aims to create more habitats in South Tyneside.
The year-long project, which launches this month, will provide opportunities for schools, community groups and individuals to understand the importance of bees and learn how to make gardens, yards, parks and outdoor spaces more bee-friendly.
Durham Wildlife Trust says that around a third of everything we eat is a result of bee pollination.
The creatures’ contribution to the country’s economy is some £200m every year.
The Buzz on the Tyne project will help to support the urban bee population by transforming the environment.
It will also help to safeguard the future of wild bees through education to build awareness and drive action within the community.
The Trust is planning a series of community events and bee counts across South Tyneside, involving 10 schools and eight community groups.
Anyone in South Tyneside who wishes to volunteer to help with the education and community spaces, or help with counting and recording bees for the project, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org