Why Silicon Valley tycoon is buzzing about saving bees in Sheffield

A Silicon Valley tech tycoon is spreading his love of bees across Yorkshire schools – starting in his home city of Sheffield. Chris Burn talks to David Richards about his campaign.

There may be more than 5,000 miles between Silicon Valley and Sheffield but a chance event in a Californian vineyard has resulted in an apiary containing more than 10,000 bees being installed in a South Yorkshire school.

Richards hopes the scheme will help highlight the importance of bees to the natural environment.

Richards hopes the scheme will help highlight the importance of bees to the natural environment.

A landscaper working at the home of software company boss David Richards last year used pesticides on his vineyard – with fatal consequences for two of the three colonies of bees that Richards had established on his land.

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