Category Archive: bees

The joys of Solitary Bees!

If I asked you to tell me two things about bees, what would you say? If you are reading my blog, you are probably interested in wildlife, so may know more than the… Continue reading

#30DaysWild – Day 14 – Bees in the Curriculum

Yesterday’s blog post was about the interest the kids have in our solitary bee hotel at school. I am keen to produce some materials that schools can use to educate staff and pupils… Continue reading

#30DaysWild – Day 13 ‘Bee’ Positive!!

When I ask the kids what they know about bees, they always say two things… they make honey and they sting! In fact, this is probably the answer that many adults would give… Continue reading

#30DaysWild – Day 5 When a plan comes together…..

Some months ago now, having cleared and prepared a new part of my garden for development, I started to plant it very much with insects in mind. Choosing lots of nectar rich plants,… Continue reading

iPhone Bombus

This morning dawned rather chilly and wet and after a brisk dog walk, I wandered up the garden. By now it had stopped raining and I┬áspotted this┬ástunning Queen Buff-tailed Bumble bee. She was… Continue reading

A Bee Bonanza for my Patch :o)

After our epic building of Bee Bonanza at Yew View, I was keen to make one for my own patch! I already have a number of Bee Hotels and Bug Houses around my… Continue reading

Creating a Bee Bonanza !

The last few days have been spent at Yew View on a big project to transform a bare brick wall into a Bee hotel. This brick wall is positioned directly above the wildflower… Continue reading

Dandelion Delight!

The field next to my house is completely covered in dandelions and I just had to go up and take a few shots today! Many think of dandelions just as annoying weeds, but… Continue reading

Bumble Bee Nest Attack

Whilst out a dog walk tonight, I came across this rather interesting sight… a large hole dug in the bank and at the bottom of the hole a number of bumble bees! On… Continue reading

Sedum cafe

My Sedum spectabile (ice plant) is just coming into flower and is already proving a popular nectar cafe! In a little sunshine this afternoon, I watched for some time as a variety of… Continue reading