Concern over drop in bumblebee numbers
They say a drop in insect pollinators is the cause, and are unveiling a campaign to try and address the situation.
The insects are crucial to islanders, as they pollinate a third of all the things we eat. So, a decreasing number of them is a concern as well as JBKA.
Bob Hogge, from JBKA said, "In Jersey, most of our pollinators are in decline and while our two main agricultural products, potatoes and dairy farming, are not reliant on insect pollination, products such as cider and local fruit and vegetable are."
As a result, JBKA, are encouraging everyone to pull together to help improve the situation.
Hogge added, "My proposal is that we follow up the good work of the World of Bees with a more broad based campaign encouraging organisation such as Jersey Farmers' Union, potato growers, garden centres, schools, states departments and the general public to grow a variety pollen and nectar bearing flowers."
JBKA hopes their campaign will improve insect numbers and reinvigorate the pollination process.