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Alderney Bees

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Set of 6 Stamps Our sets are supplied in a robust glassine bag. You may decide to place the stamps in a special album in order to preserve their mint condition (see Albums and Binders section).If you’re a new stamp c..

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Description

Our Alderney Bees edition features beautifully detailed artwork depicting a variety of bee species pictured within Alderney settings. A hint at the bee's habits is often given by its 'common name' and this is demonstrated well in a number of the bees featured in this issue.

We are thankful to these tiny insects; as bees pollination is vital to our food chairn, one third of the food we eat would be ot be available but for bees. The decline in bee numbers is largely due to loss of wild habitats, intensive farmiing and overuse of pesticides and herbicides. The simple truth is that bees need flowers, and there are very few flowers to be found in the farmed countryside these days.

All is not lost though, farmers can join environmental schemes and plant bee-friendly 'pollen and nectar' strips alongside hedgerows and we all have an individual role to play too - by planting the right flowers, our gardens could do a huge amount to help restore bees' lost habitats. So id we want to continue eating the same foods that we have known for generations then we need to give more thought to the role that bees play in the food chain.

Specification

Date of Issue 26 February 2009
Designer Petula Stone
Printer BDT International
Values 36p, 43p, 51p, 54p, 56p, 77p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30.56mm deep x 38mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked PVA Adhesive
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.75
Cylinder A