Urban Bees helps bees in towns and cities by improving forage and habitat in urban areas and educating people about the importance of bees.
Climate and nature are intertwined. We can’t mitigate climate change without restoring nature so it can provide some of the solutions. Planting city roofs with bee-friendly flowers, shrubs and trees that bloom sequentially year-round, and installing bee hotels and other nesting sites, is a local and tangible way to restore nature for wild bees and other pollinators, and to increase biodiversity.
Bees to See in 2024 calendar
Our Bees to See in 2024 wall calendar is ready to order.
It features 39 species of solitary and social bee you are most likely to spot in your garden or park.
The amazing close-up photos are taken and selected by Penny Metal. This year we’ve included measurements of the bees to guide you, and photos of 8 bee mimics too.
It is A3 size (420mm x 297mm) and costs £12.00 (including post and packaging to the UK)
Bees to see in February
Our monthly newsletter has tips on how to identify bees and help them.
Bees are one of nature's wonders. Over 250 different UK bee species pollinate plants as they collect their food and only the honeybee make delicious honey. Bees may do well in cities due to the variety of trees and flowers. They eat only pollen and nectar obtained from the plants.
The Good Bee
Our book 'The Good Bee' is available now. You can buy a signed copy from us or it is available at all the usual booksellers.
Share our fascination for the vital role 20,000 bee species play in nature, their relationship with us throughout history, the threats they face and how we can help them, in this beautifully illustrated book to treasure.
Alison's radio interview
Listen to Alison on BBC Radio 4 Today programme talking about solitary bee hotels.
Food for bees and pollinators
Trees and plants are the source of bee's food.
Our map shows the location of land available for beekeepers, beekeeping supplies and people running courses.