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Make Carmarthen bee friendly

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-15-40-57A NEW group which is aiming to make Carmarthen the first official ‘Bee Friendly’ town in Wales will be showing a film at Carmarthen Library this week as part of their launch.

In September, the Welsh Government launched a new nationwide scheme for towns, communities, schools, businesses, universities, public bodies and places of worship to encourage action around pollinators under the title Bee Friendly/Caru Gwenyn (www.biodiversitywales.org.uk/Wales- Action-Plan-for-Pollinators).

The four goals for Bee Friendly are:

  • Food-providing pollinator-friendly food sources in your area;
  • Five Star accommodation – providing places for insect pollinators to live;
  • Freedom from pesticides – committing to avoid chemicals that harm pollinators;
  • Fun – involving all the community and telling people why you are helping pollinators.

The group would like to make Carmarthen the first town in Wales to be an official ‘Bee Friendly’ town, so they are launching this new project with a special film showing and talk by Friends of the Earth Bee campaigner Bleddyn Lake.

Bleddyn Lake said: “This is a great new initiative designed to promote positive local action in helping protect our bees and other pollinators.

“Schools, towns, communities and others now have the chance to work towards becoming official Bee Friendly areas and receive official accreditation.

“This is probably the first such national scheme of its kind anywhere so let’s have some fun, get active, do more to protect bees locally, and get Carmarthen buzzing”.

If you would like to get involved with Bee Friendly Carmarthen, please feel free to attend the meeting at Carmarthen Library on Wednesday (Nov 2) at 7pm.