Talk on bees

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FRIENDS of Portsdown Hill were buzz-y learning about the importance of bees.

Linda Turner, a volunteer for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, spoke to members of the group at the Church of the Resurrection, in Drayton.

She said: ‘The talk was about the surveying of bumblebees on the hill.

‘The results go back to Scotland, where we look for rare species.

‘There are 24 species in total, and of those six are common.

‘I spotted a rare species in Portsdown Hill.’

Ms Turner also spoke about the importance of conserving bees.

‘It’s important people plant flowers, to ensure bees and insects thrive,’ she added.

‘They pollinate our crops, which is so important.’