RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans joined a giant bumble bee and campaigners from the environment charity Friends of the Earth at Westminster to draw attention to the alarming decline in UK bee numbers.
Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause campaign has been backed by more than 80,000 people and calls for the Government to introduce a National Bee Action Plan.
FoE says bees are not only makers of honey, they are also crucial for crops, plants and the environment.
A study last year found that if bees disappeared it would cost British farmers at least £1.8 billion a year to pollinate by hand.
Mr Evans said: “It’s great news that Friends of the Earth is creating a buzz about these crucially important insects. I’ll be doing all I can to help.”