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York care home and primary school join forces to help honey bees
7:56am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
A YORK care home has joined forces with a neighbouring primary school to help honey bees find food in its garden.
Residents from Anchor’s Guardian Court, in Water Lane, were joined by children from Clifton Green Primary, who helped them plant bee-friendly flowers.
Resident Charles Fenton, 69, said: “I’ve always loved gardening and I know how important bees are when it comes to pollinating fruit trees and other plants that provide us with food.
“It’s obvious to people of my generation that you don’t see as many bees as when we were younger. It’s very sad they are under threat because they play such an important role.”
York’s Deans Landscape donated bulbs and seeds which bloom in February and March, when food is scarce for honey bees, and one of Guardian Court’s customers, 68-year-old Anne Crosby, made special knitted bees as thank you gifts for the children’s hard work.
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