Rowse Honey, Valeo Foods UK, has committed to a 5 year conservation project to create sustainable nectar sources for honey bees and other pollinators with Blenheim Estate in Oxfordshire, UK.
Over the past century in Britain, we’ve lost almost 92% of our wildflower spaces and over half of our natural hedgerows. With this loss in wildflower habitats, comes a decrease in nectar food sources needed to sustain our pollinators. That is why Rowse have committed to doing all they can to provide sustainable, nectar-rich food sources for pollinators and expand precious habitat where wildlife can not only survive but thrive.
Across 50 acres of land and 124 miles of hedgerow, on the Blenheim Estate, more than 70 different species of native wildflowers have bloomed this summer as part of the first phase. Not only will these blooms sustain the dozens of wild honey bees found on the Blenheim Estate, they’ll also invite an array of pollinators, insects, birds, hedgehogs and other small, countryside mammals.
Rowse hope that this leading-edge project will inspire and influence other big landowners and farmers, as well as the general public to do what they can to protect pollinators.