A college will be planting 30 trees as part of a campaign to help the country’s bee population.

Harrow College has received the saplings from the Woodland Trust to be planted around its campuses in Harrow on the Hill and Harrow Weald.

The planting will be part of the national Trees for Bees’ scheme to help provide regular nutrition for the bee population and help the biodiversity in the area.

Claire Savaryn, estates coordinator for the college said: “Bees are becoming scarce, with fewer wild flowers and suitable nest sites and an increase in pesticide use.

“Around 25 per cent of our native bees are now listed as endangered species. Harrow College hopes to encourage more native bees on our sites.”