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Fruit trees and bees

This month's guest article comes from Catherine, a gardener at Chenies Manor in Buckinghamshire. Read on to see her advice on making orchards better for bees...

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A garden with the best buzz

Any gardener knows that if you provide the plants the bees like, they will keep the garden alive with their buzz throughout the spring and summer. Because of the importance of gardens for bumblebees, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust sponsors the ‘Best Buzz’ award which is judged by Kent Wildlife Trust.

Last year’s winner was Gwen Richardson. Gwen’s garden is awash with colour in spring and summer, and a fabulous endorsement for gardening for bees. Let’s look a bit closer at the plants she’s included…

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Q and A with our Conservation Manager

At our recent AGM and members' event, members were invited to ask questions to a panel of people, which included BBCT staff and Trustees. Lots of good questions were asked, but we ran out of time before we could answer them all. So our Conservation Manager, Gill Perkins, has kindly written answers to some of the questions.

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Bees in folklore

This month we have a special guest article from Ceri Norman, who takes a look at the special folklore associated with bees...

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How do bumblebees hibernate?

Bumblebees are the sound of summer, and you won't find many flying in the winter months, except the occasional nest in the warmer parts of the country. But just where do they go?

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