A home developer has donated several bee houses and wildflower seed bombs to a Lancashire Community Farm.

Miller Homes has previously donated a wormery to the Burnley-based Pennine Community Farm to aid in its crop production plan for local food banks.

And now it has contributed a number of bee houses to help prevent the bee population from rapidly declining and support the farm’s own population.

Thirty five UK bee species are on the verge of extinction, and all are facing major threats.

In the last 60 years, they've lost most of their native habitat, including 97 per cent of wildflower-rich meadows.

The reduction in bee varieties would have major consequences for how the natural world operates, including food production.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Business manager for the Pennine Lancashire Community Farm, Tom Wilkinson, said: “We are delighted that Miller Homes have come to support us again with the bee house donation.

"It seems very appropriate that they have now housed not just worms on our lands but bees too.

"The homes are wonderful, you can lift the lids and see what’s nesting inside, it’s amazing."

Pennine Lancashire Community Farm is a community outreach and job-training initiative based in Burnley, Pendle, and Nelson.

Its 'Growing into Employment' programme helps people who are at risk of being isolated to improve their skills, gain confidence, meet new people, and take part in gardening, landscaping, and building projects.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Miller Homes’ sales director for the North West, Clare Noakes, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Pennie Lancashire Community Farm once again.

"At Miller Homes, we are dedicated to supporting vital community services such as these.

"Its efforts in assisting and supporting the local community are fantastic, and we are more than pleased to help."