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Bees: Facts and Guides

Bees are an incredibly important part of our ecosystem as their pollination boosts our healthy food supplies and diversity of flora. There’s over 250 species of bee in the UK, including the bumblebee, mason bee and other solitary bees. However in recent years, the population of bees has been declining due to a number of reasons such as intensification of farming and habitat loss.  

Explore our expert bee guides to find out more about bees in the UK, including how to identify different species and how to play your part in saving our pollinating pals. 

A World of Unintended Consequences

They say the flap of a butterfly’s wings in the Amazon, may cause a tornado…

7th November 2022

Solitary Bees, Mason Bees & Leafcutter Bees UK: A Guide

Solitary bees identification UK Two of our most common garden solitary bees are the red…

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7th September 2022

Top 10 bee FAQs: how to save or help a bee

With over 250 species of bee in the UK, including 24 colony forming bumblebees, hard-working…

19th July 2022

Where have all the insects gone?

This guest blog was written by Nikki Banfield, Buglife Communication Officer.  Living and working remotely…

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30th June 2022

It’s all Quiet in the Garden

As spring draws to a close and the frantic pace of nature settles into the…

10th June 2019

Wildflowers for Birds, Bees & Butterflies

Wildflowers are more than a colourful addition to the garden. They provide food and habitats…

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21st February 2019

RHS National Pollinator Awareness Week

Most of us are aware that pollinating insects such as bees and hoverflies have been…

13th July 2015

Spring Snowdrops

There is no doubt that the common snowdrop is a popular species, most probably as…

31st March 2015

Bumblebee Identification and Facts

Bumblebee Identification Bumblebees are one of the most familiar and easily recognisable insects in the…

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2nd September 2013