Our team is buzzing at iCANLAWN since we are now a Business Plus member of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust! Bumblebees are excellent pollinators, the UK needs them to pollinate our crops, fruit and vegetables, and we couldn’t live without them. With their large, fluffy bodies that carry pollen from flower to flower, bees are one of the most important pollinators on the planet, and any help we can give them will benefit everyone.
How the Bumblebee Conservation Trust helps bees?
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust set up conservation and spread the word on the importance of saving the bees! And the best and easiest way to help bees is to add wildflowers to our gardens. Since it’s estimated that our gardens take up around 433,000 hectares (or 4,330 square kilometres) of land in the UK, we can really make a difference!
So, if we all add wildflowers to our gardens, we will give bees and other pollinators the required habitat. We hope that, as a nation, we can help our native bee population increase!
Wildflowers help bees and other pollinators
When we imagine the Great British countryside, many of us
will picture rolling hills with oak trees dotted in between that are surrounded
and pretty wildflower meadows. This is because nothing is more pleasing
than walking around a picturesque rural meadow filled with happy, bright
colours, sweet smells and cheerful birds chirping!
However, you might be surprised to learn that in the last
hundred years, it’s estimated that the UK has gone from having 7.5
million acres of wildflower meadow to just 26,000 acres. And one of the
consequences of this decline is a huge drop in the population of bees and other
But by planting wildflowers in our gardens that we know bees love,
we will be helping them to continue to buzz about their busy lives!
Creating a wildflower meadow in your garden is easy
Wildflower meadows are easy to sow and grow, bringing a vibrant burst of colour and fantastic variety to your garden. But most importantly, they attract a hive of activity from busy bees and butterflies!
You will be pleased to know that helping your local bee population is easy and something that everyone can do. We have a helpful guide on creating a wildflower meadow, and we have tips on how to attract bees to your garden.
If you have any questions about helping the bees or want advice on something unique to your garden, please get in touch; we will be happy to help!