happy BEE week

Even though bees hibernate in winter it doesn’t mean we can’t throw them a party, does it? Well, that’s what we did. The week of 28 November we celebrated the three year ban on neonicotinoids (neonics) in the UK. Neonics, used as a pesticide on for example oilseed...

Where have all the bees gone?

Although bumblebees and honeybees are closely related, their strategies for surviving the winter are quite different. Despite maintaining a colony throughout the summer, it is the bumblebee queens alone that hibernate during the winter months. The last brood produced...

#happyBEEweek. Bee no.1

As part of our #happyBEEweek (28 Nov – 4 Dec) celebrations we counted down the 5 most spotted bees and the 5 most popular plants which were recorded during the Great British Bee Count. THE MOST SPOTTED BEE was the White-tailed Bumble Bee which is widespread and a...

#happyBEEweek. Bee no.3

As part of our #happyBEEweek (28 Nov – 4 Dec) celebrations we counted down the 5 most spotted bees and the 5 most popular plants which were recorded during the Great British Bee Count. THE 3rd MOST SPOTTED BEE was the Early Bumblebee which is the smallest of the...