Mark Tami MP Praises Local Residents Actions to Save the Areas ‘Iconic’ Bee

Friends of the Earth

Alyn and Deeside MP, Mark Tami, has met with Friends of the Earth in Westminster and praised the work of local residents to save the Large Mason Bee- the area’s ‘iconic’ bee.

Over 44,000 actions have been carried out by people in Wales to save bees in Wales. This includes planting bee friendly seeds, building bee hotels to replace lost natural habitat and signing petitions.

Mark Tami MP said, ‘Bees are not only iconic but they play a very important role in pollinating our crops it is therefore great that so many people have got on board to help save the Large Mason Bee in Wales.’

A new University of Reading report identifies parts of the Wales as of key importance to the Large Mason Bee and highlights the issue of habitat loss in the decline of bees across the region.

Friends of the Earth’s Head of Campaigns, Andrew Pendleton, said, “We’re delighted that Mark Tami is listening to people in Alyn and Deeside and has pledged to help save bees, especially the Large Mason Bee. Bees are vital to our food supply, green spaces and economy, but they are in trouble. The Government must act urgently to stop their decline.”