Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count and things to do at home to help save the bees – Helen Tandy

I spend most of my weekends at fetes and festivals, campaigning to protect our bees and other pollinators.  Around 75% of the food we eat needs to be pollinated, and bees are major parts of this process. Bees also help keep our green spaces flourishing. That includes gardens, parks and streets, as well as uncultivated areas like woodland and … More Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count and things to do at home to help save the bees – Helen Tandy

Why are bees important to the Halloween pumpkin? – Helen Tandy

Drivers on the A41 in Chester the afternoon of Saturday 29th October, were surprised to see three giant bees crossing the road with pumpkins. Why was this? The bees (including me) were members of Chester & District Friends of the Earth, we had been at The Piper Hoole as part of The Food Assembly’s Halloween … More Why are bees important to the Halloween pumpkin? – Helen Tandy

It was buzzing at The Goodlife Festival this year- see why – Helen Tandy

The Saturday and Sunday team worked hard getting support with over 200 petitions to ban pesticides from across the UK. The Goodlife Experience, takes place each year on the Gladstone Estate in Hawarden. The Chester FoE team have attended the event since the very start, our bees get a lot of attention. We also raised over £461 … More It was buzzing at The Goodlife Festival this year- see why – Helen Tandy