June 21, 2016 | Pip

Not only would my morning honey on toast be lost without bees, but almost every aspect of my lifestyle would probably suffer too.

So to understand how well bees are doing in our urban gardens, London biologists have today released 500 of them fitted with little numbered tags. And they're now inviting you to spot them, take a snapshot and share the location so they can learn which parts of the city truly are the bee's knees.

This is a great chance for local residents to play a part in science and I for one will be on the lookout for our black and yellow friends.


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