Tag Archives: Bees

Building Beehives

Last week Tim ran a weekend course at his workshop, teaching how to build beehives, and it prompted considerable discussion about the health and viability of the UK’s honey bees. The importance of bees for plant pollination is enormous and, … Continue reading

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Wildlife Gardening

Gardens, like so many things these days, are subject to changing fashions.  Recently, as a garden designer, I’ve seen a groundswell of interest in gardening for wildlife – insects, small mammals, amphibians and of course birds. The key to attracting … Continue reading

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More Spring Bugs in the Garden

OK, actually just outside our garden, but hey…! Its funny how you get to take familiar things for granted – it was only when I read about the Oil Beetle Hunt, being run by Buglife (The Invertabrate Conservation Trust) this … Continue reading

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A Bee in my Bonnet

I have decided……. Spring is here! I was going to post something about planting for spring interest, but that will have to wait as my thoughts drifted to spring of last year, when I kept finding dead bumble bees on … Continue reading

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