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We have installed insect hotels at a number of our developments this year to mark both World Bee Day and in celebration of the work our newly crowned King Charles III does to help protect the British bees.
His Majesty King Charles III has been a major supporter of various bee-related initiatives for years, including community beekeeping groups up and down the country. Queen Camilla, is the first President of the international charity ‘Bees for Development’ which aims to help individuals in poorer regions of the world become self-sufficient through beekeeping.
Beekeeping has been an important part of royal family life for a long time, with Charles having spent many years as The Prince of Wales highlighting the plight of bees and urging for their protection and welfare.
To mark the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla and to align with World Bee Day on 20th May, we have installed insect hotels across a number of our developments. They are a great way to help solitary bees, by providing much-needed shelter in our gardens and open space. Bee hotels provide long-term accommodation where a bee lives from the time it is laid as an egg, until it is ready to emerge as a fully grown adult.
World Bee Day was introduced to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development across the world.
The insect hotels have been placed near our sales suites at Manningtree Park, Sanderling Reach and The 1840, St George’s Gardens.