Bees’ Needs Week

Bees Needs Week is an annual event coordinated by Defra and involving a number of charities, businesses, conservation groups to help raise awareness of bees and other pollinators. This is part of the National Pollinator Strategy and the week happens every July. You can get involved by sharing information on social media using #BeesNeeds. For media enquiries, please contact the Defra press office on 020 8225 7318.

Bees and other pollinators are vital to growing lots of our favourite foods and for plants to flourish in our fields and gardens. Bees’ Needs Week is a great opportunity for you to find out more about how important pollinators are and how you can support them.

Whether you are a farmer, a gardener, or a manager of urban or amenity spaces, there is something you can do to help support our valuable insect pollinators. There are five simple actions you can take to help pollinators and make sure their populations are sustained:


  1. Grow more flowers, shrubs and trees
  2. Let your garden grow wild
  3. Cut your grass less often
  4. Don’t disturb insect nest and hibernation spots
  5. Think carefully about whether to use pesticides

Take a look at these Case Studies which are fantastic examples of the 5 simple actions being put into action or read our Information Sheets to learn more about what you can do.

Get involved by sharing information on social media using #BeesNeeds.



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Academic partners include the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Cambridge