Monday, 31 July 2017

Wildlife Gardening - Plant for the bees illustration

Bee numbers are in serious decline. Faced by loss of natural habitat, disease and pesticides our bees could use some help.

They play an extremely important role in our ecosystem as vital pollinators to our food crops.
Bees rely on pollen and nectar from flowers for survival. One way we can help is to create bee-friendly pesticide free gardens or planters/pots. Plant more nectar rich flowers that bloom throughout the year and help feed our fuzzy friends.

If you are interested in finding out more about just how important bees are and how you can help them, check out these great articles on ideas to encourage visits from the bees.

GreenPeace SOS Bees.
The Wildlife Trusts Bee Creative in the garden.
Royal Horticultural Society Encouraging bees into your garden.
RSPB Gardening for wildlife.
Friends of the earth Join the Bee cause.

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