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Wildlife charities are calling for urgent action to protect bees after a 'dramatic decline' in their numbers across the East.
The World Wildlife Fund and Buglife based in Peterborough, say climate change, habitat loss, polloution and disease are pushing many types of bees to extinction.
In a new report published on #WorldBeeDay found that 17 species of bee had become extinct in our region. 25 species are currently threatened. 31 are described as being of conservation concern.
Farmer Tom Martin is doing his bit to help save bees - by setting aside large areas of the family farm at Haddon near Peterborough to grow wild flower meadows.