Dandara makes a buzz with donation to Shinfield Allotment Holders for World Bee Day

To celebrate World Bee Day and help provide suitable nesting sites for bees, local housebuilder Dandara has donated ‘bee hotels’ to Shinfield Allotment Holders nearby its Oakwood Place development. 

With over 20,000 species of bee known worldwide*, World Bee Day serves to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development. 

As not all bee species make and live in colonies, bee hotels offer a safe shelter in which solitary bees can lay their eggs. These bee hotels donated by Dandara will be installed at the allotments, providing nesting sites for bees in the local area.

Zoey Rampton, Head of Sales at Dandara commented: “We hope our donation to the allotments will encourage holders to develop their interest in beekeeping and pollinator conservation efforts.” 

Dandara is committed to enhancing and maintaining local biodiversity, as reflected in our work towards providing a net biodiversity gain at all new developments. With around 35 species of bee currently under the threat of extinction, we hope this provision of shelter for bees in the local area will provide a fun and exciting way for people to learn about and help preserve biodiversity in their community.”

Francesca Lane From Shinfield Parish Council added: “Our allotment holders are very pleased to have installed new homes for the local bees, and we’re hopeful we will see them used this summer by some new visitors. We’d like to thank Dandara for the donation, and the great opportunity to learn more about the vital work bees perform.”

For more information about World Bee Day and the importance of bees, visit https://www.un.org/en/observances/bee-day

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