Make a bee bath

Did you know… Bees tend to at least 2,000 flowers daily, with their wings beating 10,000 times per minute and flying approx 15mph! Even if you can’t keep bees yourself you can still help them by keeping them hydrated. On warm days bees drink an amazing amount of water, so If you would like to help the pollinators in your garden then create a bee bath. Making your garden more bee friendly can be more than just planting flowers. You want to attract them with gorgeous blooms, but while they are in your garden you will want to give them a place to collect water: a pond, fountain, or a bee bath. They need very shallow water to drink from. However, shallow water evaporates quickly. Birdbaths are not the best option as bees tend to drown if the water isn’t shallow enough. As for rivers and lakes, bees risk their lives trying to get water. A bee bath is easy to make and it’s a nice touch to help out your pollinating guests! After all, without those busy workers in the garden, you wouldn’t have as many beautiful blooms or fresh vegetables and fruits to harvest. You will need the following: Shallow dish Plant pot Stones/pebbles/marbles Fresh water Choose a spot in the garden that is shady. Turn a plant pot upside down and place a ceramic bowl on the top. Add the stones/pebbles/marbles (most important) then top up the bowl with water. Change and top up your water as often as needed. Did you know…Bees have to visit 2 million flowers to make 1kg of honey! Happy making!...

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Attract bees to your garden

Help bees and make your garden look beautiful at the same time! Tips on how to attract pollinating insects to your garden > Aim to have plants that are attractive to pollinating insects in flower from early spring to late autumn. Winter flowering plants can also be of benefit. > Don’t pick dandelions in spring as these are one of the first food sources of the year for bees. > Encourage bees by keeping honeybees yourself. > Have nest boxes for bumble bees and other bugs or make a ‘bug hotel’ yourself using odd bits laying around the garden. Bees and other beneficial insects—ladybugs, butterflies, and predatory wasps—all need fresh water to drink but they need a landing pad to drink from. As the weather heats up in summer it can be challenging for our tiny friends to find a place for a good drink, but it’s easy to make the perfect bee watering hole. Line a shallow bowl or plate with rocks or marbles Add water, but leave rocks as dry islands to serve as landing pads. Place the bath at the ground level in your garden. (Put it near your bee friendly plants) Refresh the water often           Other ways to help bees   Support your local beekeepers   Learn more about bees and beekeeping Found a swarm?  Honeybees in a swarm are usually very gentle and present very little danger. They can be made aggressive if disturbed or sprayed with water. Just leave them alone and wait for a beekeeper to arrive. Contact your local beekeeper, find them on the BBKA website....