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Gardening for Bumblebees: A Practical Guide to Creating a Paradise for Pollinators

ISBN 
9781529110289
Format 
Hardback
Recommended Price 
R405.00
Published 
May 2021
About the book: 
From the Sunday Times  bestselling author of A Sting In The Tale  comes this practical guide to creating a paradise for pollinators.
 
There are twenty six different species of bumblebees to be found in the UK, of around 250 species worldwide. Bumblebees are among the most important of our insects; these superb pollinators ensure that wildflowers set seed and reappear each year, and that our vegetable and fruit crops give us bountiful harvests. With the decline in the populations of our wild bees, these beloved creatures need looking after more than ever.
 
Gardening for Bumblebees  shows you how you can provide a refuge for bumblebees to feed, breed and thrive. No matter how large or small your space is, Dave Goulson shows you how you can make a pollinator-friendly haven. In this book you will learn the best trees, shrubs and flowers for pollinators, how to create the perfect nest and breeding site, and the best ways to control pests. Gardening For Bumblebees will encourage and inspire gardeners and allotmenters alike to make their patch more bee friendly.
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