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The Role of Bees in Regenerative Farming

Bees at Loddington Farm

Our bees are waking up! ๐Ÿ

Bees play an integral role in regenerative farming, and part of our mission here at Loddington is to help pollinators thrive, regardless of whether they are a managed species (like these ones) or wild. Caring for the whole ecosystem, rather than just a single species, is key to pollinator health. This is why our focus on biodiversity and soil health both have a substantial impact on beneficial insects.

As part of our regenerative farming plan we are phasing out all harmful pesticides including neonicotinoids. Instead, we are introducing natural ways of dissuading pests from attacking our crops. In addition, the mixture of different plants we've introduced, which bloom at different times and grow at different rates, have been replenishing the nutrients and bacteria necessary for the soil to be fertile. The by-product of this (beautiful flowers) have naturally attracted more bees and encouraged them to repopulate as the vast range of flowering plants that are found on the farm provide essential food for our pollinating friends.

Three quarters of the food we eat depend on pollinators for production, yield and quality, so it's our responsibility to make sure that they thrive on our farms.

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