Although it’s now the beginning of November, on sunny days you may well still see some Queen bumblebees out in your garden, feeding away. They are certainly out and about here in York:
These Queen bumblebees need to build up energy stores to see them through their upcoming hibernation. And in many areas it’s up to us to provide them with flowers to do this! In fact, it’s up to us all to provide as many bumblebee-friendly flowers in our gardens as we can all year round. Why? Well, check out this video:
So, have you got flowers blooming in your garden now? Have you got bumblebee-friendly flowers in bloom right through the bumblebee year? How bee-friendly is your garden? To find out, try out the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s simple online Bee Kind tool.
What do we want?
Lots more flowers!
When do we want them?