Here in the UK it is time to count bees for the Great British Bee Count which runs between 19 May to 30 June. There has been a rapid decline in the bee population including the extinction of some species in the UK. The Great British Bee Count helps Friends of the Earth to monitor the numbers and types of bees we find in our gardens and countryside.
As gardeners there are things we can actively do to provide bee friendly gardens, providing bees with a habitat that may help them survive. Sutton Seeds have created the infographic below which highlights the decline in the honey and bumble bees, how our crops are dependent on bees and the volume of honey consumed by the UK. There is lots of helpful and intriguing information, who knew the process honey went through!
Some of the bee friendly plants growing in my garden include: Aquilegia, Bluebells, Foxgloves, Lavender, Roses and Fuchsias.
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