The Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has a bee in his bonnet.

He joined a giant bumble bee along with campaigners from the environmental charity Friends of the Earth to draw attention to the alarming decline in UK bee numbers.

He said: “I am deeply worried about the rapid decline in British Bees. Like many others, I cannot imagine our countryside and green spaces without these buzzing creatures.

“We depend on bees, from the apples we eat to the coffee we drink. I am happy I could show my support for the campaign to save our bees.”

People can help by creating bee-friendly gardens and habitats to enable them to thrive.