After hibernating during the winter, bees awaken in time to collect pollen and nectar from their preferred plants. Bees are excellent pollinators, as well as bees, we rely heavily on insect pollinators, such as, butterflies, wasps, moths, flies and even birds.

How does pollination happen?

When a pollinator lands on a flower, some of the pollen rubs off on its body, then when it visits the next plant, it transfers that pollen so pollination can happen.

A flowering plant has to be fertilised with pollen before it can make seeds and produce another plant. If this didn’t happen, we would run out of plants and food.

In our show home gardens, we encourage pollinators by planting flowers rich in nectar and pollen, why don’t you do the same?!  We need to look after our brilliant bugs and insects and we can all do our bit to  help them.

Why not plant flowers rich in nectar, such as lavender and bluebells, which will help bees find the food they need?

Also, be sure to choose local British honey, too, which will support our Honey bees and their beekeepers!