For a great bee plant in late summer look no further than the purple cone flower
There are a fair few rare bee species, with some literally on the brink of extinction, but few more so than the Shrill Carder Bee (Bombus sylvarum).
Buddleia globosa is a magnet for butterflies, bees and all pollinators that rely on nectar to fuel their activity.
Taraxacum officinale You might be surprised to find dandelion in my best bee plant list, but these bright, vibrant landing […]
The Ashy Mining bee is just one of the 65 or so Andrena species in the UK. These are the ground nesting bees that excavate their nests in close mown areas of the lawn, bare soil and sunny banks.
As spring starts in earnest you will start to see large, fluffy bees bombing around your gardens. You might hear them first as they resemble low flying helicopters as they navigate their way around foraging for food and surveying for a suitable nest site.
(Ribes sanguineum) It’s not just perennials and spring flowering bulbs that are great bee plants, garden shrubs play an important […]
The Hairy Footed Flower Bee (Anthophora plumipes) is one of the earliest emerging solitary bees. By the end of February and into early March the male of the species climbs out of his egg chamber and into the sunlight.
What’s in flower for emerging bees in your garden? This is a critical time in bee world, late winter flowers […]
The first bumblebees we see in late winter and early spring are the overwintered Queen bees setting up a nest