The Secret Lives of Garden Bees
BookRegular price £16.99
- Jean Vernon
Buy now, for dispatch from the 9th May.
A friendly, accessible insight into the weird, but wonderful world of the bees you may find in your garden.
From the common or garden bumblebees that nest in bird boxes, compost heaps and old mouse holes, making ‘Winnie the Pooh’ style honey pots to feed their babes, to the quirky wool carder bee; a solitary bee that combs the fluff from garden plants to line her brood cells and the amazing leaf-cutter bee that carves chunks out of plant foliage to seal its egg chambers.
This book will reveal the secrets and fascinating lives of the bees that live and breed in your garden, from buzz pollination, to the bee robbers that cheat the plants and steal nectar by stealth.
With a seasonal guide to explore what you are likely to see in your garden, great plants to grow to help them, plus other fascinating information on these secretive creatures, this book is designed to bring alive the world of garden bees before your very eyes.
Buy Jekka’s Pollinating Gardeners Gift Box; the perfect gift for you and your bees!
Jean Vernon is an award-winning writer. She writes about wildlife for the RHS Journal
The Garden. She is a contributor to the gardening section of The Daily Telegraph and
writes articles on gardening, bees and garden pollinators.
Passionate about bees, pollinators and the environment since a youngster, she is a pollinator and tree champion. It is her mission to unravel, demystify and explain the intricate balance of nature in your garden and to introduce you to the familiar and unfamiliar pollinators that live, breed and breathe within the garden habitat.
Come and join Jean for a Bee Tour at our Open Days.
- Signed copies available with a free book mark while stocks last
- Publisher: White Owl
- Publication Month: July 2020
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