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Bumble Bees this winter

04 November 2010 22:58:23
Bumble bee on lavender

Bumble bee on lavender

Remember to leave a corner of the garden untidy this winter for wildlife. Some  bees ( mated queen bees) hibernate as soon as first frosts begin. Bees will be looking for hollow stems, water, leaves and dark places in walls, under ground, amongst dead grasses etc to build nests.

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Rachel Rachel 04 November 2010 23:05:29

No problem, with untidy corners in my garden, Artalis : )


artalis artalis 04 November 2010 23:09:36

See this link for some tips on helping bees to survive.

http://www.bees-online.com/BeeFriendlyGarden.htm

artalis ;-)


Periwinkle Periwinkle 04 November 2010 23:23:29

If untidyness does it they are in for a real treat here!


Jacinta D Jacinta D 05 November 2010 06:04:13

Snap! You couldn't get more of a mess than in MY garden. :)


fran m fran m 05 November 2010 08:02:58

I should be swarmed out of it next year in that case...............

Good point.


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