MP Nick Boles backs bid to protect our bees

Nick Boles with campaigner Emi Murphy
Nick Boles with campaigner Emi Murphy
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Stamford and Bourne MP Nick Boles joined a giant bumble bee and campaigners from the environment charity Friends of the Earth this week to draw attention to the alarming decline in bee numbers.

Mr Boles was one of more than 125 MPs to show their support for Britain’s threatened bees.

Last year Friends of the Earth launched its Bee Cause campaign, which has been backed by more than 80,000 people and calls for the Government to urgently introduce a National Bee Action Plan aimed at saving the insect.

Mr Boles said: “My family are all keen beekeepers and I am extremely concerned about the rapid decline in British bees. It’s great news that Friends of the Earth is creating a buzz about these crucially important insects.”