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Commonly known as the 'butterfly bush', buddleia (or buddleja) are also popular shrubs with bees as well as butterflies. Moths also visit this hardy bush.
As bumble bees reach inside hollyhock flowers to get the nectar, their furry coats get covered in pollen. These lovely cottage garden flowers are easy to grow.
This is a summary of the recently published paper by Catarino et al: Bee pollination outperforms pesticides for oilseed crop production and profitability.
This is a summary of a research paper: Impacts of honeybee density on crop yield: A meta-analysis, by Rollin and Garibaldi.
Monitoring schemes highlight declines in Europe’s farmland birds.
Winter bird feeding tips, and how how bees and pollinators help provide food for hungry birds in Winter months
This puzzle book provides children with a fun way to learn about honey, bumble, mason, leafcutter, yellow-face, wool carder, plasterer, squash bees and more.
Nomada panzeri - Panzer's Nomad Bee - a cleptoparasitic bee species more commonly associated with wooded areas than other Nomada bee species.
Bee with a broken leg: can I nurse a bee back to health if it has a broken leg?
Japanese anemones provide lots of pollen for bees during Autumn. Honey bees, bumble bee species and hoverflies are especially keen.
Honey bees are not in danger of extinction, but they highlight environmental factors that are likely to affect wild species with more devastating effects.
Bloomed Furrow Bee - Lasioglossum albipes - Photographs, habitat, nesting and foraging habits. The name Lasioglossum means 'hairy tongue' in Greek.
Rudbeckia are one of the coneflowers. It's no surprise that with their lovely open, sunny faces, they are attractive to bees and butterflies alike.
National Union Of French Beekeepers and their 25 year fight against systemic insecticides.
Following court pressure, the Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to propose critical habitat for this once common but now seriously threatened bumble bee species.
Honey bees can be trained to sniff out and detect illnesses in humans, tuberculosis, such as lung cancer, skin cancer and diabetes with amazing accuracy!
Bees Carrying Pollen: images illustrating different methods used by various species for pollen collecting and carrying.
Which Dahlias Do Bees Like? These lovely plants offer a variety of gorgeous blooms that are popular with bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
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.
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