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Bee Lines

Bee Lines

Our pollinators need a helping hand. 

Bees, butterflies, beetles, bats and birds are vital in the maintenance of our ecosystems and, in recent years, those species have been suffering.

Pollinator species are essential to the plants that bring us so many everyday things – from fruit and vegetables, to raw materials and fibers for making clothes and essential oils.

The iconic chalk grassland of the South Downs attracts a multitude of pollinators with its array of stunning wildflowers.

However, with a continuing deterioration in chalk grassland these key pollinating species are in decline and need our help more than ever. 

From household gardens to commercial farmland, we can all play a part in creating new wildflower corridors to help our pollinators to thrive. 

Bee Lines will link species-rich chalk grassland sites across parts of the South Downs National Park by working with farmers and landowners to plant native, locally-sourced flowering plant seeds in strategic locations. 

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