What Happens to Honey Bees in Winter
As the temperatures falls and there is little or no food available in the foraging area, people often wonder, how do honey bees survive? Unlike other insects, bees do not hibernate in the cold months; they are active all winter long. As the weather gets colder, the bees will start preparing for winter.
The importance of honey bees
Bees are the key to the survival of humanity. Of the pollinating insects, bees play the biggest role in crop pollination, without which fruits, certain vegetables and fodder crops grown for humans and animals would not be produced, thus endangering the food supply. We owe a significant portion of our food to bees, as 90% of our food plants and wild plants are grown and reproduced by pollinating bees.
In Spring honeybees are starting to emerge, gathering nectar and pollen to take back to the hive to feed their brood. April is the perfect time to spring your gardens back into life, with the winning combination of sunshine and showers.
Bees love flowers that are rich in nectar and pollen. However, they also want flowers where they can easily reach the pollen and nectar, in other words ‘wide mouthed’ flowers like sunflower and foxglove.
FREE Bee-Friendly Flower Seeds Giveaway, I think is so lovely to watch these little pollinators buzzing around and giving life to the garden...We have decided to help our customers and their local pollinators by giving away free bee-friendly wildflower seeds to make those gardens more colourful and buzzing!