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Old Thursday 27th March 2008, 21:06
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Gardening for bees

There seems to be a lot of good advice on here about planting for butterflies but I just wanted to mention gardening to encourage bees.

Bees are generally on the decline in the UK and need all the help they can get. If you start to study these fascinating little creatures by encouraging them into your garden you may appreciate how amazing they really are.

Today I bought several saxifrage plants which were attracting a variety of bee species, including Andrena fulva (Tawny Mining Bee) and Apis mellifera (Honey Bee).

For a comprehensive list of plants which provide food for bees please follow the link below.

http://www.bumblebee.org/flowerlist.htm
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