Organizers at the Winchester-based charity Learning through Landscapes were buzzing with excitement last week when the charity was awarded a £1.3 million grant, from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to help further their project to make schools more bee-friendly.
The money will be used to help transform the grounds of 260 schools, and make them more welcoming to bees, by installing bee houses and bug hotels.
Bees play a vital role in crop pollination, but their numbers are on the decline and Learning through Landscapes hope their "Polli:Nation" project will help rectify the situation and secure the future of British bees.
The Heritage Lottery Fund is responsible for distributing a share of the funds raised by UK National Lottery Good Causes. HLF grants are awarded to projects designed to sustain and transform the British Heritage.