Help us celebrate with our friends over at @solitarybeeweek. What do you know about solitary bees? The unsung heroes of the pollinating world.
So often when we think of bees we just think of honey and bumblebees, and we've got nothing against those guys, all our pollinators are important, but we think sometimes the solitary bees get a bit forgotten. So this is Solitary Bee Week 2020, take the chance to learn, love and share the fascinating facts about our solitary bees:
🐝 90% of the bee species in the UK are solitary bees.
🐝 There are over 240 species of solitary bees in the UK.
🐝 They don't live in hives and they seldom sting.
🐝 1/3rd of the food we eat is pollinated by insects such as solitary bees.
Get involved: If you like to tweet then make sure you join #solitarybeehour today, 11am-12pm over on Twitter, just search for @solitarybeeweek or #solitarybeehour and help create a buzz about our brilliant bees!