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Bees will travel a long distance from their nest to find pollen and nectar. Some bees dance, in a figure of eight, to spread the word of a juicy source! Plant Michaelmas Daisies in your garden and you will have bees buzzing with excitement on a sunny day.

Bees are nature's number one pollinator, but they're on the decline. That's why the Co-operative have launched Plan Bee. If you want to find out how you can do more for bees, click on the link.

It's busy being a bee! How about giving them a well-deserved boost with an energy drink. Mix two tablespoons of white granulated sugar with a tablespoon of water in an eggcup, and then place amongst a bee-friendly flower.

Please do not give them brown sugar, honey, Red Bull or Lucazade!



Vintage Amethyst said...

Ah what a sweet post. I must feed the bees. They do love love love my lavender plants though, they are just so adorable buzzing about!
Thanks for the message too, I used to love listening to the sea in shells when I was little ~ just how magical was that???

Carol said...

What a great idea. I will make them an energy drink, maybe one for me too!
We were talking about our poor Bees only the other day.
Carol x

nikkipolani said...

Love the closeup shot of a busy bee! I read recently that the decline in bees was possibly due to the fungus Nosema ceranae. In any case, I like your bee energy drink idea :-)

twiggypeasticks said...

We have a garden that attracts lots of bees and butterflies, which is lovely (it's probably due to the fact I never weed it :) I love the idea of a very buzzy bee on red bull - tee hee
Twiggy x

Chelle said...

I love bees. They are so amazing and they do so much good. I will definitely plant bee-friendly plants when we put in our backyard this year. We already have a Texas Lilac that they love.

No Red Bull for bees!

Flower Girl said...

Hello, Thank you visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. There are plenty of bees buzzing around in my garden here in Yorkshire! Rebecca x

acornmoon said...

Good for you Louise for helping the bees. People can also join the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Susie's country cottage said...

I do worry about our bees. I have tried to plant bee friendly plants in my garden but still I have noticed a decline in their numbers. The energy drink is a really good idea. Love the photo too. I will put a link to the cooperative on my blog too. The more people that help the better.

Rosie said...

Like the idea of the energy drink, we have seen quite a few bees around the garden especially on the lavender and buddleia but I know that there is a real worry about their decline so anything we can do to help however small is a good thing:)

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello Louise..
This is so topical right now.. Mr Custard has just bought' Keeping Bees for Dummies 'book as he is determined that one day we will have some bee hives. I have rescued so many bumble bees this summer from our small conservatory..
Hope all is well with you.

Michele xx

periwinkle said...

my uncle has just started keeping bees , trying to do his bit . Think I'll give your energy drink a go :-)

Wild Rose said...

Hi Louise,

What a lovely post ~ it is far too long since I stopped by to say hello. I do hope that you are enjoying your summer and that the sun has been shining in your corner of the world.

I was watching Who Killed the Honeybee recently ~ glad to hear that the bees are still buzzing around your garden.

Marie x

Glo said...

Lovely photo ~ and interesting post.

I have left you the recipe for tartlets on my blog, but you have to wade through the frogs first! ;) Hope you find them ~ the tarts, I mean.

Elise said...

Hi, just had to leave a note for you to say what a beautiful blog you have here. Interesting, creative posts and great pictures as well - perfect ! Thank you for sharing them and best wishes...