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Gardeners need to bee nice, says Springwatch star Michaela Strachan

By Emily Beament

TV presenter Michaela Strachan is urging the public to create bee-friendly gardens and habitats this spring to help the important pollinating insects.

The Springwatch presenter has teamed up with environmental group Friends of the Earth to encourage people to take "easy" steps to help bees.

Strachan said: "Bees are such an important species to our ecosystems, but they desperately need our help.

"There are two very easy ways that you can do your bit.

"You can help to create bee-friendly habitats and you can get involved in bee counts. Bees are great for gardens, so choose bee-friendly plants and see how many bees you can attract."

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