Peter Fox, the Member of the Senedd for the Monmouth constituency, has visited the Bees for Development charity to help raise awareness of the immense importance of bees.
The Monmouth-based charity promotes sustainable beekeeping to combat poverty across the world, build resilient livelihoods and benefit biodiversity.
Mr Fox said:
“Pollinators, especially bees, play an instrumental role in our environment and food production because they pollinate food crops and wild plants.
“But for far too long people have taken bees for granted and, along with climate change, there is tremendous loss of biodiversity, and bees are now under threat.
“I visited the Monmouth-based Bees for Development charity to learn more of the endangered animals, in addition to highlight the importance that they play towards our food security.
“I commend the terrific work of Dr Nicola Bradbear and her staff at Bees for Development for highlighting the plight of bees, as well as promoting beekeeping to tackle global poverty.”
Dr Nicola Bradbear, who is the Director of the charity, added:
“Bees are pivotal to life on earth and we at Bees for Development are doing all we can to highlight their significance.
“After all, around one-third of our food relies on pollination, largely by bees.
“I encourage you all to learn more about bees by visiting our website - and support our work by visiting our shop here in Monmouth and online.”
The attached photo shows Peter Fox and Nicola Bradbear outside the charity’s shop in Monmouth town.
More information can be found here: https://beesfordevelopment.org/