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.
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.
Winter Active Bumblebees
Look out for winter active bumblebees in your garden and report your findings to BWARS
In November 2020, Jean Vernon was awarded a very prestigious award from The Garden Media Guild for her writing about bees