The Burton & Rossett Horticultural Society hold their monthly meetings at St. Peter's School in Rossett and last year, one of the talks was about the benefits of bumble bees and other bees in the ecology system as bumble bees pollinate 75% of flowers and crops as opposed to 25% by the better known honey bees.
As the Society and St. Peter's have a close working liaison it was decided that the Society would supply a Solitary Bee Box for the school, in order that pupils can observe the life cycle of these bees.
On Friday 11th March 2016 Society committee members visited St. Peter's School, where they presented the school with a Solitary Bee Box during the morning assembly. Pat Weir, the President of the Society, explained to the teachers and pupils about the box and how they would be able to observe the bees using the box. She also congratulated the school on retaining their Platinum Eco Award.
The photograph shows members of the school’s Eco Committee receiving the box from Bob Bates, the Society’s General Secretary