Bee-lovers have taken over 2213 actions to save bees in Scotland as part of Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause campaign.
Actions include planting bee friendly seeds, signing petitions and building ‘bee hotels’ to replace lost natural habitat.
A new University of Reading report identifies parts of the Scotland as of key importance to the Great Yellow Bumblebee and highlights the issue of habitat loss in the decline of bees across the region.
“It’s amazing,” said Dame Anne, “pardon the pun, but I never thought bees would create such a buzz. It’s great to see people helping the Great Yellow Bumblebee.
“And I’m doing my bit too by asking the Government to introduce a Bee Action Plan to tackle all major causes of bee decline.”