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Bee-friendly gardens created at Ribble Valley housing development
BEEKEEPERS have teamed up with a house-builder to create bee-friendly gardens ahead of a show home launch in Clitheroe.
Taylor Wimpey has announced that homes at the Ribble Meadows site will adhere to bee-friendly guidelines after working with the British Beekeepers Association.
New residents will be given BBKA 'Friends of the Honey Bee' membership packs which include seeds to help them to make their own gardens bee-friendly.
The two, three and four-bedroom properties are being built on land off Henthorn Road in the town.
Gill Mclain, speaking on behalf of the beekeepers association, said: “This is a great opporunity for homeowners to help to protect bees in their own garden.
“The packs are easy to use and will provide bees with a large amount of food which will only benefit them.”
The packs will include seeds for bee-friendly plants such as honeysuckle, foxgloves, poppies, lavender and catmint.
Anthony Mansfield, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester said: “This is something we have been passionate about for a long time, and are thrilled to have the help and advice of the charity.
“Our ethos was that if we could offer all the relevant information and support for new home-owners at the earliest of stages, it would be easier for them to continue on this path.”
Jane Moseley, operations director at the association said: “We were delighted when they got in touch to offer support and get some guidance on their show homes.
“With Ribble Meadows being such a new development, it is the perfect time to educate home-owners on the importance of bees in the environment and the ways in which they can help.”
The show homes at Ribble Meadows are due to open in early September.
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