Tag Archives: bees

Creating a buzz at Flower & Food Festival

Dundee’s annual Flower and Food Festival is a big event  in the calendar for our Tayside and Grampian team. This year was extra special, being the show’s 30th anniversary.  Held in Camperdown Park,  the festival provides something for everyone, from … Continue reading

Posted in bees, biodiversity, climate change, foraging, Uncategorized, Volunteering, wild flowers, woodlands | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Pollinating Edinburgh’s Living Landscape

There has been lots happening to benefit pollinators across Edinburgh, especially since the launch of the Edinburgh Living Landscape, as Hebe Carus of the Scottish Wildlife Trust revealed in a recent catch up with Jim Jeffrey, SNH Pollinator Strategy Manager. Edinburgh’s Living … Continue reading

Posted in bees, Birds, conservation, Flowers, meadow, Projects, urban nature, wild flowers | Tagged , , , , , ,

From Beinn Eighe to bees

It was in the reign of Queen Victoria that the first foreign honeybees were imported into the UK and our weather-hardy, chocolate-coloured brown bee began to fall out of fashion. Before this, all beekeepers in Britain kept the British Isles’ … Continue reading

Posted in bees, biodiversity, National Nature Reserves | Tagged , , , , , ,

What has nature ever done for us ?

Ewen Cameron is an Operations Manager in our Tayside and Grampian team and descended from many generations of farming folk. Here he talks about how we can help nature locally and in so doing help ourselves and future generations. If … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity | Tagged , , , , , ,

Species of the month

Mason bee When you hear about pollination, probably ‘honey bees’ come to mind, or perhaps ‘bumblebees’. These bees are indeed important pollinating agents, but, as Athayde Tonhasca explains, many other insects contribute to this vital ecological service – particularly solitary … Continue reading

Posted in Species of the month | Tagged , , , ,

Coasting Through Summer

Our longest day is now behind us and flowers are appearing at many coastal sites, as well as woodlands. At Forvie National Nature Reserve, for example, you can now enjoy wild pansy and bird’s-foot trefoil in abundance, a mosaic of … Continue reading

Posted in Flowers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,