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Chesterfield MP Creates Buzz at the Bee Breakfast


Toby Perkins with Volenteers at the Chesterfield bee Breakfast

Toby Perkins celebrated the contribution bees make to the UK economy as he joined volunteers from Friends of the Earth at the Chesterfield bee breakfast on Wednesday.

Toby heard from volunteers and experts about the crucial role that bees play in maintaining the ecosystem and supporting the economy before tucking in to a bee inspired split breakfast highlighting the buzz bees add to our morning diet.

Toby first experienced a sombre breakfast option which lacked bee influence and consisted of Weetabix and dry toast, before celebrating the vast range of foods that bees help to sustain through the pollination role they play.

Toby Perkins with the bee Inspired breakfast

The bee inspired breakfast contained the foods that we recognise as being aided by beepollination including British fruit and honey along with unexpected food which most people wouldn’t recognise as being impacted by bees including yogurt, jam and coffee.

Toby said “The bee breakfast was a great idea. It really illustrated the crucial role bees play in maintaining our ecosystem and adding colour and vitality to our daily diet and particularly our breakfast table.

“The decline in bee numbers is not just an environmental issue but one that affects us all as it has a knock on effect on the food available at our tables, the way we grow fruit, our natural surroundings and the global economy.

Chesterfield Borough Council and the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are currently doing a sterling job in creating bee friendly habitats and are setting an example of what can be achieved in this area. Friends of the Earth always do a valuable job of raising awareness and creating campaigns that not only protect the environment but impact peoples’ everyday lives.

Anyone who shares an interest in this issue might like to sign the bee cause petition and see what simple steps they can take to help stop the bee population decline”

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