Snugbury’s new straw sculpture has raised £2,000 towards the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
The latest sculpture installed in August is a 40ft tall bumblebee which weighs 5 tonnes.
For over 20 years, Snugburys have been creating giant straw sculptures in their field to mark anniversaries and other major events.
Over the last decade bee populations have continued to decline and the Snugburys Bee is raising awareness of the importance of British bees, all whilst raising vital funds for The Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Kitty Sadler, Director at Snugburys, said: “Being a certified organic farm we do our best to enhance the farms natural environment for the local wildlife and we’re so pleased to have teamed up with The Bumblebee Conservation Trust to help raise awareness around bee conservation.”
“I’ve always had an interest in our British bees and to be able to create something which enhances their profile has been wonderful.
“We have sown strips of wildflowers down to the large sculpture which already had an abundance of bees on them this summer. Our mission to help save the bees has only just begun.”
Snugburys have already donated £2,000 to The Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Tessa Brooks, from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust said: “The beautiful Snugburys bee sculpture and wildflower walk are a fantastic way to help highlight the plight of our familiar and much-loved bumblebees that pollinate our crops and flowers.”