Posted 1st Aug 2017
If you'd like to find out what you could be doing to help the wild bees in your garden this summer, these three tips could help
1 Check on your bee hotel to see exactly how many are in use. The holes should be capped off with mud, leaves or resin.
2 Put out shallow dishes of water, filled with pebbles. This will provide easy drinking places for thirsty bees, primarily the honey bee.
3 Try planting bee friendly plants for August. For instance single flowered dahlias, cosmos, globe thistle (Echinops), Agastache foeniculum, hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), heather (Calluna vulgaris), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), ivy (Hedera helix).
Tips courtesy of BWAR - find out more by visiting their website here.
Image courtesy of Jon Hawkins / Surrey Hills Photography