How gardeners can help our declining bees and other pollinators
Gardens are known to support good numbers and a wide range of pollinators, but worryingly bees and other pollinators are considered to be in decline. Gardeners can make a difference to help reverse this trend.
- Fill gardens with RHS Plants for Pollinators plants
- Allow lawn ‘weeds’ to flower by cutting less often
- Provide water for pollinators
- Avoid using pesticides wherever possible and never spray open flowers
- Provide nest sites for wild bees
Bees' Needs: Defra initiative
Bees wasps and ants recording society (BWARS)
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Defra's National Pollinator Strategy
Helping our bees: video and blog
RHS Plants for Pollinators
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.