Planning committee ignores objections
Work will start on building a new hotel in Foxwood at 11:00am on Saturday, despite strongly worded objections from two grasshoppers and a hedgehog,
The hotel will be located next to the Foxwood Community center on Bellhouse Way.
Large numbers of children – who will be referred to as “workers” – are expected to attend and help to build what will be the areas first bee hotel.
A bee hotel provides space for solitary bees to nest in. There are around 220 species of wild bees in the UK, called ‘solitary’ because they make individual nest cells for their larvae. It is these solitary rather than bumble bees that will be attracted to the bee hotel we are building here. Some solitary bees are very small and black so they may not even look like what many of us think of as bees!
Bumblebees are mainly under threat because of changes to the countryside in the UK. Changes in agricultural techniques have meant that there are far fewer wildflowers in the landscape than there used to be, meaning that many of our bumblebee species are struggling to survive.