The wings of a bumblebee are driven by powerful muscles that facilitate buzz pollination and can also be used to raise temperature. Bees have two pairs of wings
Bee Walks and Talks
Come and join me for a bee walk in a summer garden, or why not book me for your garden event?
Wool Carder Bee
The Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum) is an iconic summer garden bee. It’s a solitary bee and will sometimes nest […]
Look out for the leaf-cutter bees in your June garden. You might notice the notches on your rose leaves.
Solitary Bees Podcast
Here’s a great way to learn more about solitary bees. Listen in to the Wildlife World Community Podcast where Jean Vernon and Professor Jeff Ollerton talk about solitary bees
Ashy Mining Bee
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.
How to rescue a bumblebee
You can help rescue a tired or bedraggled bee very easily. Either place it onto a nectar rich flower or administer bee rescue.
Hairy Footed Flower Bee
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.
The first bumblebees we see in late winter and early spring are the overwintered Queen bees setting up a nest
Look out for honeybees feeding on your winter flowering shrubs and early flowering plants.