Kayla Brown is 9. She lives in London with her family.
They have a small garden at the back of their house that Kayla loves to play in with her brother Zach.
At school one day, Kayla learns about how bees are in decline in Britain.
Nobody’s totally sure why bees are disappearing, but the way we use our green spaces may be partly to blame.
Britain has lost lots of its ‘wild places’ mostly because of farming and the growth of urban areas like cities and towns.
But bees need flowers, and especially wild flowers to feed on.
If our bees disappear completely, it’s a big problem. Bees don’t just make honey; they also ‘pollinate’ plants and flowers.
This means that they carry the pollen from one plant to another, which allows the plants to reproduce.
Without bees, many of our farmed crops would be in trouble.
Kayla comes home from school and asks her mum if she can make their garden more bee-friendly by planting some wildflowers in it. Her mum thinks it’s a lovely idea and they buy some seeds and plant them.
Kayla’s garden is full of bees and butterflies now and lots more birds too. She loves to watch them.
We’re working hard to help people change the way they live, in order to reduce our impact on the planet, and the effects we have on the other species that share it with us. Small changes in your home and life could make a big difference to our world.