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Gardening for Bumblebees
  • Published: 1 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473578364
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Gardening for Bumblebees

A Practical Guide to Creating A Paradise for Pollinators



From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Sting In The Tale comes this practical guide to creating a paradise for pollinators

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Sting In The Tale comes this practical guide to creating a paradise for pollinators.There are twenty six different species of bumblebees to be found in the UK, of around 250 species worldwide. Bumblebees are among the most important of our insects; these superb pollinators ensure that wildflowers set seed and reappear each year, and that our vegetable and fruit crops give us bountiful harvests. With the decline in the populations of our wild bees, these beloved creatures need looking after more than ever. Gardening for Bumblebees shows you how you can provide a refuge for bumblebees to feed, breed and thrive. No matter how large or small your space is, Dave Goulson shows you how you can make a pollinator-friendly haven.

In this book you will learn the best trees, shrubs and flowers for pollinators, how to create the perfect nest and breeding site, and the best ways to control pests. Gardening For Bumblebees will encourage and inspire gardeners and allotmenters alike to make their patch more bee friendly.

Praise for Dave Goulson'Goulson has plenty of wondrous biological stories to tell, as well as the tale of his own struggle to return the short-haired bumblebee to Britain'Patrick Barkham, Guardian

'Dave Goulson… has perfected the art of turning the entomologist’s technical expertise into easy-reading everyman’s prose'Mark Cocker, Spectator'Goulson reminds himself that he ‘began studying bumblebees not because they are important pollinators but because they are fascinating, because they behave in interesting and mysterious ways, and because they are rather loveable’ Hannah Rosefield, Literary Review‘Glorious’ The Times‘Captivating’ Independent

  • Published: 1 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473578364
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Dave Goulson

Dave Goulson studied biology at Oxford University and is now Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sussex. He has spent the last twenty years studying bumblebees, and has published over 250 scientific articles on their biology. He founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller, A Sting in the Tale, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, A Buzz in the Meadow and Bee Quest.

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