owan Atkinson has posed with a trio of flower sculptures made in his likeness to lift consciousness of the right way to assist endangered British bees.
A 100% improve in honeybee hives in London within the final ten years has meant that there’s no longer sufficient nectar and pollen to maintain them.
Trying to fight the decline of native species, The British Bee Charity is asking the general public to think about their native atmosphere earlier than holding hives.
They’ve additionally partnered with Netflix to create the life-sized sculptures designed to supply a pure and sustainable meals supply for hungry bees.
The sculptures have been unveiled on the grounds of London’s St Paul’s Cathedral on Thursday.
They depict Mr Bean star Atkinson, 67, as character Trevor Bingley from upcoming sequence on Netflix, Man vs Bee, which marks his first new TV comedy creation in almost a decade.
Atkinson mentioned: “My alter ego, Trevor, could go to battle with a bee, however personally I’m happy to have these eccentric statues assist elevate consciousness of the plight of native British bees on this nation.
“Filled with pollen, nectar and flowering crops to assist elevate a smile, make folks contemplate the atmosphere and create one thing of a bee buffet in an effort to assist them survive the summer season.”
Greg Bool from The British Bee Charity added: “For essentially the most half, folks know that honey comes from bees, however few realise there are over 250 species of bumble bees and solitary bees within the UK.
“With so many individuals now conscious that ‘bees need assistance’ there’s been an upsurge within the variety of honeybee hives within the UK when maybe we must be educating folks on offering extra pollen-rich flowers and crops for hungry bees and pollinators.
“For this reason now we have partnered with Netflix to create a sequence of bee-friendly edible flower planters in British nationwide treasure Rowan Atkinson’s likeness – to mark the launch of Man vs Bee, while elevating consciousness of the right way to assist the plight of native species of British bees and pollinators on the identical time.”