Many herbs, like borage are fantastic plants for pollinators. The flowers are generously rich in nectar. It’s easy to grow from seed and a great bee plant.
Meet the Bees
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
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.
You can help rescue a tired or bedraggled bee very easily. Either place it onto a nectar rich flower or administer bee rescue.
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.
On Friday February 5th 2021 my new bee book , The Secret Lives of Garden Bees was listed as a Best Seller on the Amazon Website.
The first bumblebees we see in late winter and early spring are the overwintered Queen bees setting up a nest
Snowdrops are the harbingers of spring. As they start to poke their noses through the cold winter ground in November […]
Look out for honeybees feeding on your winter flowering shrubs and early flowering plants.
Look out for winter active bumblebees in your garden and report your findings to BWARS