Scottish Natural Heritage have just released this one minute video in the name of safeguarding biodiversity, complete with with sword-fighting and motorcycling bees. Biodiversity begins with a B is a darkly comic look at the importance of bees to the natural environment. It features the voice of Scots comedian Phil Kay and encourages people to take a few simple actions to help support the variety of living things around them....
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Help protect our honeybees
Neonicotinoid pesticides are killing our honeybees. Sign the Soil Association petition to help get it banned. Then take part in Twitter's 'Tweehive' - starting on 14th July
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