It’s not just your flowers that look amazing, but also many of the small creatures in your garden. Many of these achieve an extremely useful purpose, causing your plants to grow better. Let’s learn more about these beautiful and helpful insects.
“At this time of year, bumblebee queens are a familiar sight foraging on spring flowers. After spending the winter hibernating, they need to build up vital energy stores before laying their eggs. According to the largest study of its kind, access to flower-rich habitats from spring through to summer is key to the survival of successive generations of the bees.”
We have created a simple visual, based on this article, for you to know which wild and garden plants are particularly important to get bumblebees’ colonies started in the spring and seeing them survive through to be successful into the next generation. Check it out!
Not only are bees incredible pollinators, they are also the only insect in the world to produce food that humans can eat. Over the last two decades, research has shown that this hardworking creature is in rapid decline.
Find in this infographic below, why it’s so important that we save these ancient insects and how you can help:
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In 2015 the bees are still dying in masses. Which at first seems not very important until you realize that one third of all food humans consume would disappear with them. Millions could starve. The foes bees face are truly horrifying – some are a direct consequence of human greed. We need to help our small buzzing friends or we will face extremely unpleasant consequences.
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Though summer brings all kinds of wonderful things such as barbecues, picnics, fun outdoor activities, and more, it also attracts stinging insects. While you should be concerned about the species that pack a powerful and painful sting and can cause allergic reactions, there is one that should be protected. Check out this infographic that compares wasps, yellow jackets, hornets and honey bees. By following this guide, you can learn how to tell the difference between these stinging insects and what steps to take to control and prevent or protect them respectively.
The following Infographic shows the respective diet, anatomy and nests differences between Bees and Wasps: