Run by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) the Bees’ Needs Champions Awards 2024 celebrate exceptional things community groups, councils, farmers, businesses or individuals have done to support pollinators.
In 2022 Horsham District Council, in partnership with the Friends of Horsham Park, was awarded a national Bees’ Needs Champion Award for 2021, recognising the extensive hard work undertaken in Horsham Park to provide food and home for pollinating insects.
Bees’ Needs Champion Awards are given to those people and organisations who have done inspiring things (big or small), to help pollinators to thrive. This could include:
- creating a wildflower patch
- educating the local community
- taking special measures to help pollinators on farms or in and around workplaces
Individuals can enter under either communities or farming categories.
The communities category is for things that councils, schools and community groups do to help pollinators.
Applications are open until 12 May 2024.
Find out more at the Bees’ Needs champion awards GOV.UK page