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Eaton Lands Bumblebee Project

Updated: Nov 10, 2022

Starting in late 2018, HCS volunteers have been working with Hythe Town Council, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and the allotment society on a project to regenerate the wildflower meadow. A joint survey of the wildflower meadow by HCS and the

Bumblebee Trust identified 18 species (58 species had been sown originally).

It was decided to sow a further quantity of 17 species favourable to bumblebees, including yellow rattle which helps to restrict the growth of the meadow grass. In addition, bee hotels were to be provided to encourage those varieties which nest above ground.

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