WOODEN honey dippers have been donated to a primary school in Formby to encourage children to learn about local wildlife.
Barratt Homes gave the gift to youngsters at Redgate Primary School, located close to the developer’s Pinewood Park development, to teach them the importance of bees to our planet’s ecosystem. The children decorated their honey dippers as homework and presented their designs to the rest of the class.
Helen Gambon, deputy headteacher at Redgate, said: “ We were blown away by the creativity and imagination which they displayed! It also led one child to investigate and create an information poster about how we could protect bees.”
There has been a large decline in population numbers of bees since 1980, due to a number of factors, such as disease, climate change, pesticides, and habitat loss.
Bees are not only a crucial part of our ecosystem, but they also contribute to the world’s economy. In 2017, it was reported that pollinators such as bees are estimated to be adding up to £600 million per year to the value of UK crops through increased yield and quality.