How do I attract bees to my garden?

Although some people regard bees as pests, Albert Einstein famously said: “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”


Bumble bees are beautiful, hard working and incredibly important pollinators. In the last 70 years two species have become nationally extinct, and others are seriously threatened. There is lots you can do to encourage these special creatures into your garden .

Bees need our help as their dramatic decline in numbers has become a cause of global concern .Their survival is worth about £20 million pounds to British agriculture since they pollinate about a third of our food crop.

Across the UK people are joining Bee Part Of It, a BBC and National Trust project supported by Springwatch presenter Kate Humble, to create local bee-friendly spaces. Watch Kate learn about keeping bees:

The Global Bee project is another initiative trying to raise awareness of the plight

Or visit to find out more information about honey bees and how you can help preserve their future.

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I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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