We mean bees-ness - Redrow divisions celebrate World Bee Day with local children
To celebrate World Bee Day, three of our divisions are inviting local children to collect a free, bee-saving kit* to help make the Midlands, South Midlands and Thames Valley region a more bee-friendly place to live.
The kits, which are available to collect throughout May*, include wildflower seeds to ensure neighbourhood bees don’t go hungry, bee stickers, and seeded paper including bee facts and top tips on how to make a bee friendly garden, which can then be planted in the garden.
With the climate crisis causing changes in seasonal weather, each year many bees are finding it harder to find food and a place to nest – with 13 bee species having become extinct since 1900 and a further 35 on the threatened species list**.
Our biodiversity strategy, which was created in partnership with The Wildlife Trust, seeks to put the natural environment at the heart of our developments and the lives of the people who live there – which includes helping bees settle into newly built environments,
The strategy includes a net gain approach to biodiversity; ensuring every development has green space or landscaped communal areas where wildlife can flourish. Developments may feature green routes for walking and cycling, newly created orchards or meadows, and wetland areas like ponds and swales.
Suzanne Irons, Sales Director for South Midlands said:“Playing our part in tackling the climate emergency is a key priority for Redrow, which is why we’re inviting local children to come and collect a free, bee-saving kit to help make the Midlands a more bee-friendly place to live in.
“We look forward to welcoming children along and talking more about our buzzing neighbours with the younger generation.”
Those looking to collect a bee saving kit can collect from one of the following developments: The Steeples in Oxford, King’s Meadow in Ely, Hedera Gardens in Royston, Kingsland Park in Northampton, All Saints Gardens in Barrington, Redrow at Houlton in Rugby, and Poets Grange in Stratford-upon-Avon.
We’re committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and have set ambitious interim targets for both our direct and indirect emissions to help limit global warming to 1.5°C.
*Bee-saving kits available while stocks last
** Figures obtained from Friends of the Earth, 2022