30 Fantastic garden flowers for bees........   Read

Bumble bee on beach aster.

Do honey bees have a negative impact on wild bees?  Read

Honey bee <I>Apis mellifera</I> visiting purple loosestrife.

Is it 'bumblebee' or 'bumble bee'Read

Bumble bee foraging on cosmos flower.
Bumble bee <i>Bombus pascuorum</I> on herb, Summer Savory flower.

Herbs for bees  
There's a great variety of wild and cultivated herbs for bees out there, and many herbs are among the best plants for bees. 

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).

Early bumble bee <I>Bombus pratorum</I> with phoretic mites

How to help a bumble bee with mites
Phoretic mites spread between bumble bee colonies by attaching themselves to workers. Read

Honey bee on dandelion

Glysophate and bees
Commonly used herbicide could make honey bees more susceptible to disease.  Read

Bumble bee foraging 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. 

<I>Bombus Barbutellus</I> - Barbut's cuckoo bee (male)

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

Bumble bee nest in bird box

Can I be forced to remove a bumble bee nest? 
How to respond to such a request. 

Bumble bee foraging on beach aster

Found a bee in need of help?
It will usually be a bumble bee.  Here's how to help a bedraggled bee, and when to leave it alone. 

Bee trapped in spider web

Bees trapped in spider webs?
Once free from the web, the bee will clean itself. 

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 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.....................

What can you do to help bees?

Start with these TOP 10 TIPS - 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.

If you like what you read, please share the pages via social media too – and let’s spread the buzz about bees!