Bee special! In this issue: Bristol Independents Day 4th July • Bees and the City • Urban Pollinators • So you want to keep bees! • Bee campaigns round-up • Bumblebees & vegetables – a match made in heaven • Food Policy Council • Bristol Food Conference report • Fareshare South West gets cooking at Bristol Food Conference • Oxfam GROW campaign at the Festival of Nature • CSA news – Sims Hill and the Community Farm • CSV & Bristol City Council -¬†Growing Together initiative • Wheelie bins converted into water saving butts • Food Inside Out • Keith Cowling on Following the Plot no.12 • Richard Spalding on Good news for our soils? • Plus events, funding news, conferences, courses, Publications, odds & ends, etc.

Where would we be without bees? Certainly a few fruit short of a full harvest. In this issue we hear from the University of Bristol, the Bristol Beekeepers and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust about how we can help our pollinating friends, while Bristol Friends of the Earth give us the run-down on current bee campaigns.

Download Bristol’s local food update July-August 2012 here.

Please visit the Bristol Local Food Directory!