The NBA “Lavender Line” initiative
Newport Business Association NBA launches “The Lavender Line” initiative to help the stations Bee and Butterfly friendly habitat.
NBA member and Newport beekeeper Andy Sivell comments: “Bees have had an appalling time this year. Beside our railway we have an immense nature reserve, and we need to preserve that. NBA’s initiative will help achieve a Bee friendly habitat.”
Jeremy Rose, Owner of Creative Solutions and Newport Business Association’s founder, said: “The NBA initiative is to sow over 3,500 Bee and Butterfly friendly plant to create a habitat to help bees flourish. Our aim is to sow lavender and other plants to create an important green corridor from Cambridge to Liverpool Street. We want this green corridor to radiate out from Newport to help bees flourish in our rural countryside. A Lavender Line for Bees.”
Deryck Johnson, Essex Bee Keeping Association, suggested the idea in a recent radio interview with Ian Wyatt, BBC Essex: “We’ve had an appalling year for Bees – even worse than 1948. The rain and poor weather has meant colonies are already failing. I’d lost three colonies either because the queen had died or they become drone layers. Worker bees are committing regicide and failing because of the rain. After four weeks of rain their behaviour has been so erratic that the bees have died.”
Help create “The Lavender Line” by donating £5 to buy a Lavender plant, or £2 buys a packet of lavender seeds: Jeremy Rose, Newport Business Association, The Office, Brown House, The High Street, Newport Essex CB11 3BQ or email: email@example.com. All proceeds will go to planting more lavender plants for The Lavender Line.
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