We have a lot of bees of all species visiting the garden and would like to encourage more.
May 2016: we have mining bees in the garden (holes in the turf) and also solitary bees in the drilled logs in the Bugopolis.
Plant wisely - for nectar and pollen.
Provide water for them, including in a shallow nature pond or even an upturned dustbin lid with pebbles in it (good for birds too).
Think about siting some beehives in the garden for honey bees. Some of the Nightingale gardeners are beekeepers and also some frequent park users.
We need to make sure we can do it safely first though and also that we have the right type of hive and place for the bees.
We'd like to make the beekeeping accessible for young people and especially people using wheelchairs, which will take some more thought and planning.
See the new Cambridge Wild webpage for useful links.
Last updated: 1 February 2017