Homebuilder Gets Busy Backing Bees
Leading local homebuilder David Wilson Homes East Midlands is helping to protect the British honey bee, by planting bee friendly plants at its Leicestershire developments.
Teaming up with leading bee charity, the British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA), the developer is planting flowers such as roses, lavender and poppies in its show home gardens.
Honey bee numbers have been in decline for a number of years and scientists believe this could have serious implications, since many plants rely on bees and other insects to transfer their pollen and continue their reproductive cycle.
Philip Lacey, Sales Director for David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said, “We want to do our bit to help boost bee numbers and raise awareness of the insects’ plight. We are planting bee friendly plants at our 11 developments in Leicestershire and would encourage people to plant bee friendly plants in their own gardens.”
Bee friendly plants bloom from early spring through to late autumn, and include roses, clematis, geraniums, buddleia, fuschias, poppies, pansies and fruit trees.
One in three mouthfuls of food consumed by humans is reliant upon pollination, including strawberries, apples, pears, chocolate, sweet peppers, chilies, margarine, mustard and herbs.
Jane Moseley, Operations Director at the BBKA, said, “Unfortunately honey bees are rare in the wild due to the threats of disease and lack of forage diversity. We don’t all have to be beekeepers to become keepers of bees. By providing plants that are in bloom from February right through to October, we are providing plentiful sources of pollen and nectar for honey bees and other pollinators.”
David Wilson Homes currently have a number of prestigious developments in Leicestershire, including Glenfield Park in Glenfield, Kibworth Meadows in Kibworth, The Chestnuts in Syston, Rearsby Roses in East Goscote, Paddock View in Stanton under Bardon, Farndon Fields in Market Harborough, Hastings Park and Ivanhoe Fields in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, The Greens and Britannia Park in Hinckley and David Wilson at Quorn.
A well-established homebuilder, David Wilson Homes prides itself on creating exceptional homes in the finest locations and recently achieved the maximum five star rating in a customer satisfaction survey ran by the Home Builders Federation.
For more information about David Wilson Homes, or to register your interest, please call 0844 811 5544 or log on to the website at www.dwh.co.uk
For more information on the BBKA please visit www.bbka.org.uk