Cornwall AONB has former mine sites which are of great importance to solitary bees and other insects, especially Mining bees which are in major decline across Cornwall. Wheal Buzzy’s primary aim is to support bee populations. The project advises landowners, improves community open spaces for bees and works with schools to improve their grounds.
The Cornish AONB is of national significance for its bee fauna and former mine sites are of great importance to solitary bees and other insects due to their bare ground and nectar rich habitat. Other features include earth banks and walls for nest sites. Mining bees are in major decline across Cornwall and Wheal Buzzy’s primary aim is to support bee populations. This will be done by influencing landowners across the AONB on the management of their land and by engaging with the public to undertake surveys of bees and improve community open spaces for bees.
Wheal Buzzy is working with schools to improve their grounds, developing educational resources, facilitating school and college visits to mine sites. At the same time ‘Bee Healthy’ Guided Walks are help more local people and our visitors enjoy, appreciate and benefit from getting out and about in the AONB area.