The Bee Healthy gardens are an inspiring example of how small, urban, green spaces can contribute to expanding the availability of food for pollinators. The Bee Healthy gardens have also been important for the wellbeing of people. Specifically, these spaces have been very popular among NHS staff working during the Coronavirus pandemic:
“The bee garden is a source of great enjoyment every morning when we come into the surgery. Lots of people have commented on the flowers appearing. Especially in these strange times, it provides a nice distraction and a reminder of the natural world, oblivious to it all.” – GP, Summertown Health Centre
In autumn 2019, the 'Bee Healthy' project successfully created bee-friendly green spaces at:
Each green space was created with around 15 different plant species. Early analysis of these green spaces showed positive results in terms of attracting pollinators.
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