Do honey bees forage in cool temperatures? ……….. Read

Do honey bees forage in cool temperatures?


Where do bees go in winter?...… Read

Where do bees go in winter?  A look at where honey bees, bumble and solitary bee species spend the cool winter months.


The amazing structure of a wasp nest...…  Read

Wasps are amazing architects! Learn about the amazing structure of a social wasp nest.


Wonderful wool carder bees...…  Read

The beautiful and amazing wool carder bee collects fine hairs from the stems and leaves of plants.


Read about and watch lovely leafcutter bees...…  Read

Leafcutter bees cut away neat segments of leaf or flower petal for making their nest cells.  Learn more about leafcutter bees here.


How to help a bumble bee with mites........   Read

How to help a bumble bee with mites


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

30 Fantastic garden flowers for bees


Interesting facts about the marvellous honey bee...…    Read

Interesting facts about the wonderful honey bee


10 simple things YOU can do to help the bees...... Read

10 simple things YOU can do to help the 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).
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Do bees eat meat?

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

 

Found a bee in need of help?

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. 
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Herbs for bees

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. 
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Bees in schools

Bees in schools
How one school is bringing nature into the classroom.  Read

Is there any evidence for the apple cider vinegar and honey diet?

Is there any evidence for the apple cider vinegar and honey diet?
Perhaps....but it might not be what you think!  Read

Do bees sleep?

Do bees sleep? 
Scientific study suggests that bees exhibit behaviours that suggest they do!
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Is it 'bumble bee' (2 words) or 'bumblebee'(one word)?

Is it bumble bee or bumblebee?
Should you write it as one word or two?
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How do honey bees make honey?

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!  Read

Why do bees have furry bodies?

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

Do honey bees harm wild bees?
Not all science is good science.  Here is an important review.   Read

Can I be forced to remove a bumble bee nest?

Can I be forced to remove a bumble bee nest? 
How to respond to such a request. 
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Bee trapped in spider web

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

Brilliant Bees
Bee-themed puzzle book for kids, including honey bees, bumble bees and solitary bees.  Read

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.



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