Join Jean Vernon for a bee-focused workshop at the magical RHS Wisley Gardens in Surrey on May 23rd 2024
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
For a great garden plant for bees, choose bee balm. It’s a magnet for pollinators and offers copious amounts of nectar.
You can help rescue a tired or bedraggled bee very easily. Either place it onto a nectar rich flower or administer bee rescue.
Look out for winter active bumblebees in your garden and report your findings to BWARS
Male bees are the lager louts of bee worldd, hanging around in nectar bars waiting for the girls
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).