The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outreach team have been using the University’s world-class research to inform people on the plight of bees in the UK.
The Bees@Leeds stand at the recent Bristol Natures Wild Weekend festival was well received with over 3000 people engaging with our research and bees. The team, which consisted of Faculty of Biological Science researchers, the Universitys outreach staff and three live bee colonies, were many peoples favourite stand.
The stall aimed to improve public understanding of declining bee populations; the
causes, the importance of bees to the economy and the impact this is having. Members
of the public were also taught how to recognise different bees, what the recent
problems have been for them, how to help, and the specific research projects
the University of Leeds is involved with that support bees.
For details of the Universitys bee projects and to find out
more, please visit the Bees@Leeds website.