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About the big bee count
The big bee count is a survey aimed at helping us assess the health of wild bees. Save the Bees was launched in 2017 and we hope to become the world’s biggest survey of wild bees. The big bee count 2018 will take place from Friday 14 July to Sunday 6 August 2018.
Why count wild honeybees?
Bees have seen their population dwindle over the years and dozens of staple foods depend on bees for pollination, including almonds, apples, berries, onions, and broccoli. Wild bees are crucial to our environment, accounting for at least 20 percent of bee pollination. The count will assist us in identifying trends in species that will help us plan how to protect bees from extinction and ensure food security for humanity.
How do you take part?
You can help Butterfly Conservation in many ways:
Become a citizen scientist
Donate money to help us save the bees
Tell your friends how to get involved
Purchase STB listed products certified as safe for bees