The Bees of Britain

Britain has an abundance of bees, but what species’ can you find in your garden and what threats are they facing?

Bees play an important role in the British countryside. We have a wide variety of species’ in Britain, living in equally varied habitats. From honey bees to bumblebees to mason bees, many of them are solitary, while others live in large colonies. As pollinators they help to maintain a healthy, thriving ecosystem and even contribute to the production of crops.

In a world where the demand for food is constantly increasing, driving the advancement of agricultural land and growth in the use of pesticides, what are the effects on our country’s bees?

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