Explore The World Of Bees.....



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


Were you aware that most species are solitary, that males cannot sting, and that collectively, they help to pollinate an estimated one third of all the food we eat?  

Find out more about bees and how you can help them.....................

Book Review:  The Mind Of A Bee - Lars Chittka

The Mind Of A Bee - book cover image


Is Acanthus good for bees?

dead bee inside acanthus flower


What is buzz pollination?

bumble bee foraging on wild rose


Do wasps make honey?  Meet the honey wasp!

runny honey drizzling from a wooden honey stick into a small pewter bowl


Recommended books. Click on a book cover to find out more. 

insectpedia book cover
bees in your backyard book cover
The Lives Of Bees by Seeley, book cover
Britain's Insects by Paul Brock book cover


4 Stages of the bee life cycle

orchard mason bee larvae in cells with food provision




50 Facts about the amazing honey bee

Honey bee flying toward purple loosestrife flower


Honey bee swarm

Swarming Bees
The sight of swarming bees may unnerve some people, bu it's a very natural and wonderful part of the life cycle of honey bees (Apis mellifera).

Image of bees eating meat  - in this case, a locust.

Do bees eat meat?
Amazingly, a small group of tropical species do! 
 

Barbut's bumble bee male on a yellow flower

Do bees sleep? 
Scientific study suggests that bees exhibit behaviours that suggest they do!

A rectangular portion of honey comb

How do honey bees make honey?
"A bee is an exquisite chemist" said the Royal Beekeeper to King Charles 1.  He was right, of course!

Bumble bee on clover flower

Why do bees have furry bodies?
As bees visit flowers, they collect fine pollen grains on the many hairs on their bodies. 


What can you do to help bees?

Start with these TOP 10 TIPS TO HELP BEES - and share them with friends.

You could also ask your council to do their bit.

Without doubt, one of the most important thing you can do is ensure you include as many plants for bees in your garden as possible


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