One of the most beneficial things you can do for bees is grow more flowers.
Cultivars that are rich in pollen or nectar are best as it delivers them a delicious food source—this treasured loot is then taken back to the hive and made it into honey to feed their young.
You can offer nectar sources simply by mowing your lawn less.
In fact, there could be a 30 per cent increase in bee activity by reducing how much you mow, as even weeds and lawn flowers like daisies and clovers keep bees abuzz.
It’s no secret that our flying friends love blue and purple hues, as they can see ultraviolet shades most vividly.
Opt for Buddleja (butterfly bush), blue globe thistle and chives to invite in pollinators during summer and autumn.
Abelia × grandiflora is a shrub that displays clusters of pale pink flowers during summer and autumn and you can add it to large borders and beds as it’s well known for attracting bees.