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how to save the bees

How Can We Help to Save the Bees?

The fate of the human race and bees are closely related, with the insects playing a pivotal role in our survival. However, the global bee population is decreasing dramatically, which could seriously impact the human race, our crops and overall welfare. There are simple ways that every gardener can help to save the bees – here are six great tips to get started: Nurture Bee-Friendly Plants We have previously published a guide to finding and planting bee-friendly plants which will [...]

Eight Ways to Give Bees a Helping Hand in Your Urban Garden

With 30% of our diet directly resulting from bee pollination of fruit and vegetable plants – these flying insects are amongst the most welcome visitors to our gardens. However it can be difficult to lure bees to an inner-city or urban garden and the entomophilous plants within due to the often-unwelcoming surroundings. Here, we offer seven tips to help you give bees a little helping hand in your garden and encourage them to keep coming back to visit and [...]

10 Flowers to Plant in Your Garden that Bees Will Love (Hero)
10 Flowers to Plant in Your Garden that Bees Will Love (Hero)

10 Flowers to Plant in Your Garden that Bees Will Love

We have decided to explore the flowers that bees love. These 10 plants are renowned for attracting a great selection of bees – enthralled by the fragrances, shapes and colours of their flowers. Viper’s Bugloss One of the best-loved plants by bees, Viper’s Bugloss attracts almost all species of UK bees. Officially known as Echium Vulgare, the plant flowers from June until August and offer flowers of purple-blue on branched spikes which strongly appeal to bees. The attractive spikes of flowers are [...]