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British Beekeepers Association
13th September 2016

Houses of Parliament Honey Fair

MPs and members of the public are invited to attend the Houses of Parliament Honey Fair at Portcullis House Wednesday 14 September 3-5pm.

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MPs and members of the public, who are entitled, will have a chance to find out about all aspects of beekeeping at a special Honey Fair which is being staged in Portcullis House in Westminster on Wednesday 14th of September 3-5pm.

 

The show is being organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Bees to ensure MPs are better informed about all issues surrounding bees and pollination.

 

It will include an observation hive and stands selling bee products as well as information about important events like the nationwide launch this week of the new crop spray alert system for beekeepers and farmers.

 

Representatives from the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA),  the International Bee Research Association and the crop spray alert team  BeeConnected will be at the event. MPs and members of the public can ask questions and learn first-hand about the issues UK pollinators face.  

 

Chaired by Huw Merriman MP for Bexhill and Battle, the All Party Parlimentary Group on Bees was reformed in December 2015 and will host a series of events across the year aimed at educating MPs. The group has its own hives on the roof of Parliament.

 

Tim Lovett, Director of Public Affairs for the BBKA said:

 

“We know people care deeply about the plight of the hone bee and other pollinators in the country, but are the politicians getting the message?

 

“Because of the vital role of pollinators in our food chain, and indeed, our way of life, we can’t let these vital creatures be overlooked, especially as Brexit begins to take effect. I hope members of the public will tell their local MP about the Bee Fair and come along themselves if they can.



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For further information please contact:

 

Diane Roberts BBKA Press Officer

diane.roberts@bbka.org.uk

07841625797