The importance of bees…

These small insects are so important to keep the balance in the environment. They pollinate the plants and ensure that they keep the cycle of life turning.

Not only are they important to keep the balance in the garden but they are fascinating to watch. They do not have hardened mouth parts for eating and chewing, instead they have a long tube called a proboscis that is used to sip nectar from plants.

Contrary to belief it is rare for a bee to sting as they die after doing so. This means they will only sting if there is no alternative.

Next time you are in the garden have a little look at these fascinating creatures.

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