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To: Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Increase the Bee population - Grants for beekeepers
We want the Government to provide grants for beekeepers and provide financial support or tax breaks in order to encourage growth of the UK Bee population.
Why is this important?
Bees pollinate 70% of our food crop and their numbers are dramatically falling. Over the last 100 years, the UK has lost over 75% of its Bee population but human population has nearly doubled from 38 million to 63.7! This will keep increasing and with their numbers falling, Bees cannot keep up with the task of pollinating our food supply which we rely on.
We are asking the Government to provide financial support for farmers and beekeepers who in return will invest the money in their bees to encourage their maintenance and growth. Also, it may encourage others to take it up if there is a financial incentive.
If we do not help bring back the Bees, our food will become more expensive as pollination of crops reduce. This is also a global issue so without our own Bees, what will we do when other Countries cannot pollinate enough crops for export to us?
At present, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs provides free training for amateur beekeepers but this is not enough.
We are asking you to sign this petition and share it with your friends. We need a 100,000 signatures for the idea to be presented in Parliament so financial grants for beekeepers can be discussed.
Thank you for signing :)
Carmen and Sam