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The situation, critical as it might be is not irreversable! We have all the knowledge and technology that we need to build a solid and sustainable base for civilisation and nature to flourish. People all around the world are getting involved in many diverse projects that are going to shape our future.

Here's what plants should you have in your garden if you want to help pollinators

This video describes the research project "Quantifying variation among garden plants in attractiveness to bees and other flower-visiting insects" carried out by Mihail Garbuzov and Francis Ratnieks at the Laboratory of Apiculture & Social Insects in the School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, UK in 2011 and 2012, and published in the scientific journal Functional Ecology in 2013. The project, which is part of the Sussex Plan for Honey Bee Health & Well Being, aimed at helping bees and other pollinating insects by putting the process of recommending "bee friendly" flowers onto a firmer scientific footing. The project counted and identified insects visiting 32 varieties of summer-flowering garden plants in an experimental garden at the University of Sussex. The results show that the best plants attracted 100 times as many insects. This shows that, by selecting plants carefully, gardeners and park managers can be much more helpful to bees, which were 87% of the insects seen. Flowers that attract bees and other insects such as butterflies and hover flies are just as pretty to look at, and no more expensive or difficult to grow.


  • jassmine

    I've noticed that bees are more attracted to flowering herbs than anything else. They especially like savory, hyssop, and thyme.

    jassmine Sunday, 19 January 2014 00:41 Comment Link
  • Gerilee Vail

    Thank you for your work and care.

    Gerilee Vail Sunday, 03 November 2013 12:35 Comment Link

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