What we did in 2016

What we did in 2016

2016 was another great year for us at Birmingham Friends of the Earth. Thank you to all those who supported us. Here is a quick summary of some of the thing we did in 2016. At the end of January we handed our Waste Isn’t Rubbish petition into Birmingham City Council....
happy BEE week

happy BEE week

Even though bees hibernate in winter it doesn’t mean we can’t throw them a party, does it? Well, that’s what we did. The week of 28 November we celebrated the three year ban on neonicotinoids (neonics) in the UK. Neonics, used as a pesticide on for example oilseed...
Where have all the bees gone?

Where have all the bees gone?

Although bumblebees and honeybees are closely related, their strategies for surviving the winter are quite different. Despite maintaining a colony throughout the summer, it is the bumblebee queens alone that hibernate during the winter months. The last brood produced...