Bees Are Amazing!

Did you know, there are about 25,000 types of bees in the world, with probably more species awaiting discovery?

Were you aware that most species are actually solitary, that males cannot sting, and that collectively, they help to pollinate an estimated one third of all the food we eat? But they are not only important to humans, they play a crucial role in biodiversity.

This site has been written to provide a great deal of information for adults and children alike, about all things ‘bee’! Whether you are looking to...

  • learn about the different bee species, their nests and lifecycles
  • install a couple of hives in the yard,
  • find out about conservation issues,
  • or discover which plants will attract them to your garden.

So click on any of the thumbnails below to visit that section of this site, or take a look at the navigation bar left:






Would you like to know more?




  • Why not read about the different species and their life cycles?



  • If you are looking for lists of the perfect plants to attract pollinators, from wild flowers to garden plants, trees, shrubs, hedgerows, bulbs and herbs, then take a look at these great lists of plants;



  • Want to delve into the world of honey? Why not find out how it's made? Or try some honey recipes?. There’s even a page comparing honey and sugar.



  • How about taking a look at a candid investigation of claims made about the health benefits of pollen ?




    Would you like to understand more about the contribution these pollinators make to our dinner plates, and to biodiversity?

    Do you want to find out why they have been disappearing, and what we can do to save them from further decline?




  • You can get some background, by reading about plant pollination, where you’ll also see links to information about the importance of these insects. Then check out conservation issues, from general species decline to a look at Colony Collapse Disorder and what’s been causing these colony deaths to occur.



    Most important of all, what can YOU do to help the them?…….

    That’s easy! Take a look at these

    TOP 10 TIPS - and why not share them with friends?



    Well, hopefully that’s enough to start off with.

    But please note, new content is being added to this site all the time, so keep coming back! Why not bookmark this site - or better still, subscribe to the blog (no email address necessary, just right click on the orange RSS button in the navigation bar left).


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Think of your garden
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Most insect species are beneficial or harmless!


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