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Bees Like Sunflowers - and so do birds. Note how the wonderful flowers heads of these childhood favourites follow the path of the sun during the daytime.
Bees Can Detect Bombs: Weall know about the use of sniffer dogs to detect drugs and explosives. Did you know honey bees can be trained to do the same thing?
Bees In Schools: how one school is using a number of superb initiatives to teach children and create a very positive school learning experience.
Bees And Bee Balm (Monarda) - also known as 'Bergamot) is a herbaceous perennial which is attractive for bees.
The Structure Of A Social Wasp Nest: Wasp nests are an architectural masterpiece. Here are images of a wasp nest and description of how its made.
Echinacea (Coneflower) is a fabulous perennial loved by bees and butterflies. They provide food for bees when many bumble bee colonies are at their peak.
Buffish Mining Bee - Andrena nigroaenea - photographs, habitat, foraging preferences, parasites.
Feed The Bees With Ice Plant - also known as Sedum spectabile, Hylotelephium spectabile, these succulent perennials are attractve to bees and butterflies.
Bees And Pollinators Love Sneezeweed - Bringing a wonderful splash of golden orange, copper and yellow to the flower border bees and love this cheerful flower.
What Is The Origin Of The Phrase 'The Bee's Knees'? Different historical explanations, from Shakespeare to the Charleston dancer, Bee Jackson and more.
Bee's Knees Cocktail recipe - How to make it, and the origin of this famous, zingy and refreshing drink which combines honey, lemon juice and gin.
Bees Love Lavender: a favourite herb, especially with bumble bees. Here's a list of some of the lavender varieties you could include in your garden for bees.
Bees And Pollution: Air Pollution Impairs Foraging - study shows that moderate levels of atmospheric pollutants can harm insect ability to detect floral scents.
About the amazing Wool Carder Bee, Anthidium manicatum
Bees Love Zinnia. These beautiful flowers available in a variety of gorgeous jewel shades are a magnet for bees and other pollinators.
Is It Okay To Kill Bees In Order To Study Them? How about observing to study them instead?
Gooden's Nomad Bee - Nomada goodeniana - a wasp-like cleptoparasite bee: photographs, habitat, foraging preferences,
Brief overview of different types of honey bee hives, links to tips for buying (new or second hand), free downloads of plans to enable you to build your own.
Looking for a bees poem? Or have you written a poem about bees? Read poems and add your own if you wish
Although bees do not distinguish shades of red, they can, however see ultraviolet markings in flowers which act as guides leading the bee into the flower.
Bees Foraging On Eryngium: often referred to as 'Sea Holly'. A magnet for bumble bees, honey bees and various solitary species. It is fairly hardy.
Coastal Leafcutter Bee - Megachile maritima - can be seen around sandy coastal areas where abundant where there is an abundance of approriate flora .
Will Bees Sting For No Reason?
Plant Oregano For Bees: bees love oregano (marjoram). It's rich in nectar, and attracts bees, butterflies and hoverflies in summer. Here's how to plant it.
Why Do Bees Have 5 Eyes? A bee has 5 eyes: 2 compound eyes & 3 simple eyes on the top of the head, but what for? Plus things you didn't know about bee vision.
Groove-faced mining bee- Andrena angustior : You may see the nests of these bees on sandy coastal paths. Images, habitat, nesting habits, and predators
Why Do Bees Always Follow Me Around? Here are some reasons why bees may appear to 'follow you' and what, if anything, you should do about it.
Vernal mining bee - Colletes cunicularius - Also known as Early colletes; Spring mining bee; Spring colletes; Vernal colletes: photos, habitat, nesting.
Book review: The Lives Of Bees – The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild; by Thomas D. Seeley
Flavous Nomad Bee - Nomada flava - Images, habitat and behaviours. Cleptoparasite of various Andrena bee species, such as Andrena scotica.
Red-girdled mining bee - Andrena labiata - This bee has a broad reddish band on its abdomen. Photos, and a look at habitat, foraging and nesting habits.
The Good Bee, A Celebration Of Bees And How To Save Them, by Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum - A book review
Orange-legged Furrow Bee - Halictus rubicundus - A medium sized Halictus - images, behaviors, foraging and habitat
Research suggests the commonly used herbicide, glysophate, may hamper beneficial gut bacteria, leaving honey bees more vulnerable to disease
Long-horned bee - Eucera longicornis - images, nesting habits, foraging behaviour and cleptoparasites.
Bee Pollen - before you believe any claims you read about its special superfood properties, just think about it!
Knapweed Feeds Bees: many bee species (and other pollinators) feed on this important wildflower seen in wildflower verges, grasslands and brownfield sites.
Six-Banded Nomad Bee - Nomada sexfasciata:Cleptoparasite of the long horned bee. Images, habitat and behavious of this cleptoparasitic bee species.
Grow Wallflowers (Erysimum) For Bees: Common wallflowers provide nectar and pollen for a range of bee species, and are great in a dry, sunny spot in the garden.
About the Orange-tailed Mining Bee - Andrena haemorrhoa: photos, habitat, foraging habits. Look out for the bright orangey hairs on the tip of the tail.
Colletes - the group commonly known as 'plasterer bees', this bee lines its nest cells with a cellophane-type substance.
Victorian Etching Of Bees: Nine species of bees swarming a flowery meadow. Coloured etching by J. Bishop, 1855, after J. Stewart.
Davies Colletes - Colletes daviesanus, is a type of plasterer bee found in Britain and Europe. It lines its nest cells with a silky cellophane material.
The Grey-patched mining bee, Andrena nitida - images and description
Blue Mason Bee - Osmia Caerulescens - Fairly common but easily missed, a dark little bee with a bluish tinge that may be seen in the garden.
Conopid Flies - or flies belonging to the family Conopidae, are parasitoids of bees in Britain. They look a little like solitary wasps or Nomada bees.
Why Do Bees Have Hair? Here are 4 important reasons, plus some examples of ways in which particular species make use of specially adapted hairs.
Bee Hive Losses In California. If Californai's almond growers are not careful, they'll have no bees to pollinate their crops!
Table giving numerical values, shows that neonicotinoids are more toxic for bees than DDT
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