While bee populations have been in steady decline for a number of years, many gardeners are now growing plants in their garden that are rich in pollen and nectar that attract all manner of pollinators. Pollinators are always on the lookout for food, and if they find the food they like in your garden, it’s safe to say they’ll be making it a regular stopping place.
Did you know that in the UK there are up to 24 species of bumblebee, and each play their own vital role in our ecosystem? They can usually be distinguished from other types like honeybees by their bigger, furrier bodies and can be seen feeding on flowers to take valuable nectar back to the hives.
But what makes a flower bee friendly?
We’ve picked out a few key points to help when choosing your bee-friendly garden.