Five ways you can help protect the bees

Five ways you can help protect the bees

We’ve all heard the rhetoric of ‘Save the bees’ time and time again over the years and that statement is as important now as it’s ever been. They may not be everyone’s favourite critter, but they play an undeniably important role to our ecosystems. Unfortunately, many of our vital bee colonies have been dying out; the decline starting as far…

Plants and bees – a 100 million-year-old love affair…

All gardeners love and appreciate the flowers in their gardens… …but few realise that almost all plants, shrubs and trees, are entirely dependent on pollinating insects for their ability to reproduce and thrive. In fact, plants evolved flowers purely as a means of attracting pollinating insects, offering food for them in the form of carb-rich nectar for energy, and pollen…
Bee more friendly to pollinators!

Bee more friendly to pollinators!

In our latest KG Subs Club news, specially for subscribers, we look at bees, beaches, some smashing pumpkins, and lots more… Gove’s £60,000 boost for bees Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a £60,000 fund for pollinators. This will be used to develop and test pollinator habitat mapping, to identify where new habitats will provide the greatest benefit for bees…
Glyphosate harms honey bees, says new study

Glyphosate harms honey bees, says new study

For subscribers to Kitchen Garden only, this article outlines new research from the US.  Top image: Texas bee research. Picture: Marc Airhart/University of Texas at Austin The world’s most widely used weedkiller may also be killing bees, according to new research. A study conducted at the University of Texas at Austin shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate lose some of…