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
The garden is starting to stir. The light is growing, the buds are swelling and the plants are sprouting into growth