Wednesday 15 February 2012

BBC - Bees, Butterflies and Blooms

I don't usually post the contents of emails sent out to our members but I felt this would be useful to those out of our area who follow the YABeeP website.

The following message was today sent to YABeeP members and those on our circulation list.

Note for those outside the UK: I understand that the BBC iPlayer cannot be viewed from outside the UK so the video links below probably won't work for you.

(Image © Royal Horticultural Society )

Message to members
I make no apology for sending another YABeeP 'round robin' out so soon after the last as you'll want to see this:

Tonight the BBC aired the second in the series Bees, Butterflies and Blooms. This absolutely brilliant series shows broadcaster and gardener Sarah Raven's campaign to halt the rapid decline in Britain's essential bees, butterflies and pollinating insects by bringing flower power to towns, cities and the countryside.

It really is a Must See for YABeeP members and anyone interested in the planet. It's as if this series was made for YABeeP. It's so refreshing to see a bee programme not majoring on honeybees and conventional beekeers.

Through the good grace of the BBC iPlayer you can catch up with this series. If you've not been following it I very strongly suggest that you do so now. If you have then I'm sure that you'll want to watch it again.

To see it get yourself a cuppa, turn off the phones for an hour and follow these links - remember to choose the Watch in HD option (under the picture) if you have a broadband connection and maximise your screen for your full enjoyment:

Click logo above to go to the RHS
Plants for Pollinators website
(Logo © Royal Horticultural Society)

Episode 3. Cities - to be aired on BBC2 next Wednesday (22 Feb 12) evening at 8:00pm.

Act quickly as it's only available on iPlayer only until Weds 29th Feb.


Robin Morris