Networks for Nectar project

Description of activity

The N4N project aimed to help create a living network of nectar hubs for bees and other pollinating invertebrates across the AONB by creating small patches of species rich grassland and corn field annual patches, mainly on non-farmed land such as in school grounds, businesses and community spaces.

The project created 25 nectar patches, 7 mini-meadows and worked at a field scale to restore 35 ha of meadows as well. The project worked with 10 community groups, 6 private landowners, 10 businesses and 5 schools. We organised 12 public events, attracting 170 people.

Expected outcomes of activity

Increase in the continuity of the network of nectar sites across the AONB, linking meadows and species rich sites.

Activity date
1st April 2014 to 31st March 2016