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  • I have planted lots of bee friendly flower and have a bee house which has a huge number of bees populating it.

  • Spotted this beautiful big Bumble Bee (Northern white tailed I think) back at my mums house.

  • Planted more seeds!

  • very concerned in the sav.ing of the bees

  • Bee and butterfly friendly flower seeds and plants sown. Hoping for lots of lovely stripy, buzzing visitors:-)

  • we've planted our seeds for bee-friendly flowers and have a home for bees that have lost their way!

  • Alfie aged 4 has planted lots of bee friendly flowers in his garden.

  • Creating a bee friendly garden :)

  • We are a community bee club and we have planted a nectar garden next to our apiary.

  • plants wild flowers every year. nothing is more beautiful

  • Am adding wild flowers year by year to increase my bee population

  • I've so many wild flowers I have my seeds kit it my sons primary school to get the young involved and interested in wildlife

  • starting with a bee hive this week and hoping to catch a swarm.

  • We planted bee friendly plants and also have little bee hotels in our garden

  • Save our Bees it just needs a bit of thought with a handful of wild flower seeds every little helps

  • SAVE THE BEES YO, THEREFORE WE SAVE OURSELVES!

  • As part of our Enviroment partnership badge we are making 3 bee savers to put up in our paddock.

  • Planting our seeds on the roof of the office!

  • Iris planting the seeds she got for her birthday :)

  • Turning our office roof garden into a bee garden. Do bees get that high?

  • We have an insect house where some bees have gone in to and finally covered the ends up with mud. I'm so excited that I have helped bees in this way.

  • doing a school project on the survival of the bee population

  • Planting lots and lots of bee friendly flowers and vegetables in the local childrens centre!

  • I have planted perennial bed using bee friendly flowers

  • Save the Bees!!!!!

  • Solitary Bee Researcher & Speaker

  • planted mahonia for early bees. Also let the Borage go crazy. The bees love it

  • I try to be Bee friendly

  • planted lots of bee-friendly flowers in the gardens

  • bee-friendly flowers in the garden

  • Cottage Garden

  • Lots of Foxgloves in flower at the moment

  • I'm a beekeeper

  • Have many mason bees, leafcutters bees, bumble bees, we plant and encourage Comfrey and any nectar pollen rich plants and provide nesting tubes for all solitary bees.

  • I have planted bee friendly flowers in my garden!

  • Bee-friendly flowers; nursing assistance available

  • We are trying to make our garden as bee-friendly as possible. For Christmas I received a little beehouse which we hung in the garden, half the bamboo sticks are full :-D

  • Planted bee friendly flowers

  • I scatter seeds of aquilegias and they grow everywhere even on pebbles covering a membrane (used to be a lawn). The bees adore them, but I must admit they are mostly bumble bees. Have not seen many honey bees.

  • Lots of bee-freindly plants and plenty of people doing the same - just not shouting about it

  • Bee are good for us and the garden

  • Bee friendly garden, bee friendly boarders

  • We have Bumble Bees in our stone wall

  • We have a bee saver kit, will be planting our seeds in aug and adding other bee friendly plants to our garden. The bee hotel will be open for guests this weekend! X

  • Planted bee friendly flowers at the allotment and I've also spotted the native black honeybee.

  • I have built a wee bee hotel in my small garden, and have bluebells, poppies, sage, strawberries, raspberries, borage and vegeatables growing in my garden

  • Planted a mixed meadow grass and wild flower seed mix this year on a paths of our orchard that just grass.

  • our garden is positively buzzing this week, with foxgloves flowering wonderfully; lupins looking brilliant

  • Planted a wild flower garden using the free seeds with my 7 year old daughter.

  • we have seen loads of bees in our garden

  • I planted lots of wild flowers. There are alot of bees in our garden I don't know what species they are. When the Lavender comes out we attract loads of bees. I have tried to tell as many people as possible about the bee cause.

  • Bumblebee spotted around Balham, near some blossoming pink hydragea

  • Bee flowers and shrubs being grown.

  • Hairy-footed flower bees (Anthophora plumipes)

  • i have a bees nest in my roof and im leaving it alone.

  • Wildflowers planted

  • Currently making over my garden and planting flowering shrubs that attract bee's as well as butterflies, also sowing plenty of wild flower seeds and other flowers that attract bee's!!

  • I am adding bee attracting flowers in greater numbers this year and it seems to be working.

  • Hi all The bees are really enjoying our garden especially the fox gloves and lupins. Can't wait to sow the wildflower seeds in August. The ones I sowed in April are showing signs of growth, first time I have done this.

  • Hatties pincushion, lavender, hyssop, monarda

  • My grand dad has bees. His honey is the best.

  • help to save the bees !

  • Live in a David Bellamy awards area and have lots of bee friendly plants etc here. Lots of bees too!

  • Planted some wildflowers and other flowers for the bees

  • Let it Bee

  • A worthwhile cause to get involved in

  • I have planted all sorts of flowers in my garden, wild and bedding plants. Its a real joy to see the lovely bee's back again, in and out of the fox glove and loopin flower heads. I would love to recieve a bee saver kit.

  • Seen lots of big fat bees so far this year

  • Bee Organic at Rhos Market garden! Open afternoon Sunday July 14th from 2-6pm. Bee plants, tours of the organic market garden, cakes, cider, bee hotels, Bee there....

  • Bees sleep in my garden under flowers - we love it!! Have planted thyme lavender and various wildflowers and we are very lucky to attract a good selection of bees from honey to bumble.

  • Tree bees nesting under eaves. Lovely little creatures!

  • Save the bees and save the planet

  • I planted some wild flower seeds in my garden.

  • We have planted ours in our garden on Alderney in the Channel Islands. We seem to have a good number of bees here already, but the more the merrier! Think this is fantastic cause. Keep up the great work!

  • I LOVE BEES!!!! :)

  • Bees as nesting under my living room windowsill and are very busy around my flowery garden. Seem to have made their hive below my house.

  • Trying to attract as many different kinds as possible to my garden. So far this year bumblebees (7 spp.), honey, mining, leafcutter, carpenter, mason, sharp-tailed, nomad and wool carder bees. Best plants: sage, scabious, lavender, bellflower, yellow rattle, knapweed, marjoram, white bryony, meadow cranesbill.

  • I have a shrub(more like a tree) which was always covered in bees until the past few years. This week it is covered again altho not yet as noisy as before. I don't know what the shrub is but I thought it would be an idea to try to take cuttings and pass it around. It gets white flowers and has long finger leaves. I'll try to get a photo if anyone is interested.

  • We've been busy bees planting bee-friendly flowers with our 2 and 4 year old daughters this week :-)

  • Im greating a honey bee garden on a bit land i have been given I need as much help as possible x

  • We moved a few weeks ago to a house with a lovely old garden already full of bee friendly flowers, pink and white valerian, purple flax, catmint and salvia are some of the bumble bees' favourites and there a few Buddleja which I'll dead head so they keep flowering and that should keep the bees happy right through to September.

  • Bridget who works at the farm takes many photographs and we are pleased she has found the once not so common Tree Bumble Bee at Shillingford Organics. Our Honey Bee numbers are definitely down but our Bumble Bees and Solitary Bees are doing okay

  • At Shillingford Organics we plant many species of flowers to attract Bees and other pollinators, we like using the Phacelia because of its longer flowering period. The photograph shows a Queen Red-tailed Bumble Bee on Verbena.

  • I have bees nesting in my house, happy for them to be there, anything I can do to aid them? Thanks Miranda

  • The children of the 5th East Barnet Scout Group planted many variety of meadow flowers to help the bees and has made Bee Hotels

  • Great to see so many people helping the bees!

  • we love bees!

  • attended my first bee event

  • Lots of bee friendly flowers

  • Planting bee-friendly flowers and allowing lawn to go wild. Loads of bees, butterflies, moths & friends!

  • I love bees

  • We plant bee friendly flowers and plants, we also have bee habitats.

  • Bee friendly flowers are so pretty, however generally the best plants are those that the majority of people would call 'weeds'. In my garden there is always room for a few 'weeds' too! Messy/wild gardens will always bring the greatest in reward!

  • We have potted sweetpea attracting all sorts of bugs

  • i have room for some bee freindly flowers

  • i'd beeeeeee crazy not to help the bees. bees are dying out and we need to save them.

  • As a beekeeper for 25 years, I am naturally ditressed to lose all my bees, 6 colonies and in my village,one beekeeper has lost 25 colonies. A friend has lost 5 out of 6 and is struggling to maintain the last one!

  • I have planted bee-friendly flowers in my garden.

  • Plenty in several locations, bees are buzzzzzing it!

  • From our little garden seat we note that there are only a few buff tailed bumble bees painstakingly foraging amongst the few wild flowers we have, look forward to receiving your pack now we've found you.

  • Bees come here year on year. As my lavender was trimmed this year, I have planted other floral attractions to fulfil those busy bees

  • Got 5 hives teeming with honey bees and an allotment full of phacelia and other bee friendly plants...covered with bumble and honey bees. I even spotted mining bees on the allotment in spring this year

  • We are bee savers

  • Bee friendly flowers and wild flowers in our allotment Bee resting homes / boxes up in our garden

  • Bee friendly flowers and wild flowers in our allotment Bee resting homes / boxes up in our garden

  • I spotted a short haired bumblebee exactly like the bee spotters guide pic looks like.

  • We have lots of bees in our garden

  • Looking forward to many bees in our garden

  • i cut around any flowers on my lawn with scissors so that the grass is cut but the flowers are not! i also tell my neighbours off when they cut their grass.I have 2 bee hives in my garden..one is in the compost twigs and i havent moved the bees or the compost!

  • I love bees

  • Save the Bees!!

  • I have sent my donation to the Bee Cause. We have recently planted a wild flower border in our garden and have made a bug wall to attract bugs and insects and bees and also bought a beepol lodge. I eagerly await my bees.

  • HAVE BE HOUSES AND PLANTS

  • sorry not good at upload. We have many bushes and bee friendly flowers and have added them and a buddlea and I have seen bees using them all.

  • Through our local FoE I delivered a kit to our local School which was received with enthusiasm as they were about to start a bee project! Great timing.

  • The garden is buzzing with bee life. The bees-z-z-iest year ever!

  • Sounds silly but we left a overgrown patch of wild flowers especially for the bees rather than leave it as bare soil ......before we plant our veg!

  • Iam growing borage in the flower bed on my allotment. Whenever I go there I see bees feeding on it, both honey and bumble.

  • We have lavender, honeysuckle, old-fashioned geraniums, coreopsis, cosmos, scabious,.... I could go on and on, all of which are covered in bees. We see loads of bees in the garden including lots of the fattest, most gorgeous bumble bees.

  • Bees have taken up residence in a bird box, and we have hundreds in the garden, helped by a lavender hedge that is alive with bees and butterflies. Wonderful sight

  • there is a very long hill garden at the back of the house, it is full of flowers for the bees/@ other little ones. my neiboure is a bee keeper and there are 2 hives at the top of the hill garden

  • I've been really pleased to find two bumble bee nests in our garden this year, one of which is very active (Bombus Terrestris)! Unfortunately thought this is tempered by the fact that I haven't seen a single honey bee in our garden this year. :-(

  • Planted the little blue flowers you sent. They work! Covered in bees all the time!

  • This is our bee friendly garden

  • At last count eleven bees and six butterflies plus assorted hoverflies in the front garden planted for their benefit. Teasle and marjoram are favourites

  • I planted lots of wildflowers, and have been delighted by the number of bumblebees. Unfortunately, not many honey bees. Thanks FoE for all that you are doing for bees!

  • I have been planting bee-friendly plants for a long time and as I get older and the garden becomes harder work, I have decided to give even more of it over to the bees (and butterflies). After a worryingly almost silent spring we now have a loudly buzzing garden and a wonderful gathering of butterflies.

  • My partner & I love observing the bees. And not be scared.

  • Yesterday I went out and bought a large French Lavender Bush - I will be planting it in my small garden today :)

  • For the past 5 days I have found without fail a bumble bee in the window of PC World. one I managed to save by giving it a drink. When it saw the drop of water on my finger it layed on it's back and drank the drop off my finger like a baby, it's toungue flicking out was so cute!

  • The Eco Reps in my school reserached the problems that bees are facing and put together an assembly to tell the whole school about it and make suggestions about what they could do.

  • Disseminate bee information at local events, pollinator friendly garden, keep bees (as naturally as possible)!

  • I plant bee friendly flowers every year, wherever I am living - I even send bee friendly flowers to friends and family as gifts. I love wild flowers and herbs and so do the bees!

  • created a bee cafe in my garden

  • Part of a Friends of group who are restoring an ancient oak copse. By clearing over grown holly and restarting oak coppicing we are allowing wild flowers and trees to reappear. We have also planted a fruiting hedge which will provide plenty of bee friendly flowers.

  • I sowed a small patch of poppies in the garden, and the bees loved it!

  • Uprooted our lawn planted bee and butterfly seeds , and now my garden meadow is blooming where now bees are enjoying themselves,along with birds, butterfly's and hedgehogs

  • we need Bees, I planted Borage seeds star flowers hollyhock & many wild flower seeds any plant I purchased sowed I made sure Bee friendly.

  • we planted our lido slope with urban wildflowers and have had loads of bees everyday.

  • WE HAVE SOME GLOBE THISLES IN OUR GARDEN, WHICH ARE ATTRACTING HUNDREDS OF BUMBLE BEES; INFACT ONE FLOWER TODAY HAD 7 BEES ON IT !

  • I have planted a wildflower bed for the last three years and always have loads of bees in my garden

  • I've planted 50 new nasturtium seeds. The bees loves these beautiful colourful flowers

  • WE HAVE A LARGE COLONY OF WHITE TAILED BUMBLE BEES VISITING OUR LAVENDER BUSH THIS LAST FEW DAYS - YIPEE!

  • Grow blue comfrey in a damp corner of your garden. It flowers beautifully for a long time and is always alive with bees. Blue hardy geraniums very popular with bees in my garden this year, also snapdragons. I grow a lot of soft fruit and such a pleasure to watch it alive with bees in blossom time.

  • Planted a bed of bee friendly flowers , mainly poppies. Sometimes I have counted 30+ bees at any one time. Unfortunately the flowering season for this year is drawing to a close. Will step it up next year.

  • I welcome Bee's in my garden and Allotment. I need them and they need us. I am doing my bit

  • I am doing my own bee survey where I record every bumblebee I see. This is to see how well or badly various species are doing. If I find a bee grounded on a path I will move her and I will sometimes take a bumblebee indoors to get her warm and dry, and to feed her with glucose powder in water. Quite often the bee has livened up and then she will fly away. I think this is particularly important to do with queens.

  • Bee friendly flowers on campus - lavender and the bees love it, over 100 spotted on it last week

  • We are managing land for biodiversity with the aid of rarebreed Traditional English Herefords. And planting bee friendly plants in the garden areas. Including green/brown roof! Blogging at www.thinkingcowgirl.wordpress.com

  • The wild flowers seeds have sprouted beautifully and our garden is alive with bees, insects and butterflies. Many thanks FOE for running such a brilliant campaign. The map of the UK with all its Bee Saver activity is a mass of loveliness x

  • I can't wait to save the bees of Great Britain!

  • Keep bees Flying ...

  • My children (3) and i are very concerned for the bees, i home school and we would really like to Help and get involved :) so we are planting where ever we can.

  • The Friends have planted a bee friendly Wild Flower Meadow on the Oxton playing field and together with the Herbaceous border in The Arno rose garden we are doing our best to attract more bees and other wild life to our parks.

  • spirea, jasmine, verbena, veronica, Lavender, lobelia, ceoanthus, clematis, hebe, foxglove salvia, nepeta, camellia, marjoram, rosemary, dwarf lilac,potentilla,fuscia, chives, wiegela, berberis, pyracantha, honeysuckle, all in my back yard crammed in and buzzing with bee activity makes me so proud to make a difference in Manchester!! Bee inspired ;-)

  • Everything I plant in the garden is aimed at bees and butterflies

  • Alcester Town Council Environment Committee planted a Bee World on the Conway Fields near the commmunity orchards and agreed not to cut the grass below 4 inches inside the orchard to allow clover and vetches to flower....

  • I planted bee friendly flowers and spotted bee species

  • I'm a Chartered Environmentalist and voluntary wildflower surveyor for Plantlife; with a Wildlife Trust awarded wildlife friendly garden.

  • We are busy planting bee food

  • do your part and help out

  • We must protect the bees at all costs. They have enough to contend with without battling killer chemicals.

  • planted butterfly bushes

  • We have a lot of bee-friendly plants like the potentilla in the photo, buddleia and lavender.

  • I love bees :D

  • I sowed two small areas of bee-friendly plants - one in Malton and one in the village of Swinton where I live. Rabbits ravaged the Malton bee-friendly patch but I was really pleased with my sown area in Swinton which is at a road junction It's been looking good for some weeks now. Additionally, we took part in a village Open Gardens day and as well as showing our bee-friendly flowers, our bee hotel and our bee chart we gave out some Bee Cause cards to interested people. The photo shows the Swinton road junction flowers.

  • Assington Mill in Suffolk runs regular courses on beekeeping for beginners. We must have taught almost 500 students over the past eight years.

  • Lots of Bee Friendly planting

  • This spring I dug over my front garden and filled it with seeds and plants to create a bee and butterfly haven....and it's worked. Now I have a patch of ground attractive because it has had different flows appearing at different times, making a wonderful montage of colour and texture plus there is always a couple of bees and butterflies flitting about between blooms.

  • It would nice to see more bees

  • hi i save bees

  • Planted Bee friendly wildflower seeds.

  • Bumble bees love the nasturtiums in the pots on my balcony. As Volunteer Wardrobe Mistress for the Mikron Theatre Company, who are currently touring the English waterways with 'Beyond the Veil', a musical entertainment about Bees and Beekeeping, I am making bee brooches for sale and the show and programme are promoting Bee-Cause!

  • Amazed this year influx of bees.

  • The bees loved the bee plants!

  • We need bees to aid flower (and plant) pollination.

  • Good year for bees on lavender

  • love bees

  • At our shop, Local Roots, we ran The Bee Cause Campaign and gave away bee-saver seeds when our customers purchased local honey and signed the petition. My seeds are planted - hope others have done so as well!

  • Planted foxgloves,cosmos chocolate,heleniums,salvia and lavender

  • I work with plants at a wholesale nursery and try and speead the word to our cusromers. At home, have been planting bee and butterfly ceiendly plants for several years,, and was rewarded with a hummingbird moth on my phlox flowers last week!

  • we grow flowers and other bee friendly herbs etc, and encourage as much diversity into our wildlife friendly garden, and have done for many years.

  • I have been bee identifying with my Granny today as her garden is full of bee friendly plants especially trailing geranium and Agapanthus.

  • I have been bee identifying with my Granny today as her garden is full of bee friendly plants especially trailing geranium and Agapanthus.

  • Please can you add Gosport & Fareham Friends of the Earth's Bee World. It's at grid reference SU535024, postcode PO14 3JT.

  • WE have already planted bee friendly flowers and hope to plant more.

  • We have two beehives and a garden dedicated to their welfare!

  • My garden is full of bees, bumbles and honey bees. All over the herbs, buddleia scabious etc. I only bee bee and insect pollinator friendly plants for my garden

  • Last year we planted some lovely bee-attracting plants in our community garden at the Environment Centre, now you can sit out amongst the lavender, fruit plants and flowers and watch the busy bees and butterflies going about their business :) We're open to the public 10am - 4pm Mon - Fri.

  • Abergwili Village has planted a Community Orchard. We have 50 Welsh fruit trees, a new hedge of flower and fruit and next year we'll have a wild meadow. Some stunning art work as well. See Abergwili Community Orchard on facebook. Feel free to visit!

  • I found a poorly bee and did not know what to do to save it, it was covered in mites - I picked it up and put it on some flowers hoping it could rest away from the centre of the garden.

  • Bees loved my Eryngium and fuchsia.

  • We planted lots of plants for bees to visit & this year we have 3 times as many bees than in past years. We also drilled out short lengths of bamboo & glued them together to put in the borders against hedges for the bees to overwinter in them.

  • We live in a urban neighbourhood and have spent the last 18 months planting pretty much bee and butterfly plants and flowers. We have been rewarded this year with a constant stream of bees and recently a lot of butterfly's. it seems a favourite flower is the Liatris which is constantly attracting the attentions of the bees especially. When we look at the garden at any given moment we are sure to see several bees, which is proof to us that our efforts have paid off. Also it appears that word has got out and there is a proper 'buzz' from the local bees.

  • Garden left wild with flowering marjoram. Forget-me-nots not pulled up but left to spread early in the year. Insect nestboxes (as described by really excellent local garden centre Fron Goch) put up and hopefully beneficial.

  • I became a beekeeper.

  • Buddleja self seeded in my garden this year.Had many bees attracted to it.Still my all time favourite and theirs was the honeysuckle a must I think for the garden.

  • We planted loads of wildflower seeds again this spring. The bees particularly loved the Mallows & Poppies!

  • Planted lots of bee-friendly flowers!

  • My Dad the Bee Whisperer

  • Not the best picture in the world but the bees have been loving the surprise wild flowers in my garden this year, which sprung up in the freshly dug soil from hidden seeds of last year's long gone flowers. Will definitely be having a wild flower area again next year! Everyone with a garden should :)

  • My orchard has been full of bees all summer. From very large bumble bees to smaller. Varieties with white bums and buff coloured bums. The flowers range from fruit blossom to pink campion, wild valerian, cornflowers, comfrey I've planted and they love, plus raspberry blossom and cows parsley. The buzzing is so loud at times it sounds more like a tractor. I think it's Bee heaven!

  • My orchard has been full of bees all summer. From very large bumble bees to smaller. Varieties with white bums and buff coloured bums. The flowers range from fruit blossom to pink campion, wild valerian, cornflowers, comfrey I've planted and they love, plus raspberry blossom and cows parsley. The buzzing is so loud at times it sounds more like a tractor. I think it's Bee heaven!

  • My orchard has been full of bees all summer. From very large bumble bees to smaller. Varieties with white bums and buff coloured bums. The flowers range from fruit blossom to pink campion, wild valerian, cornflowers, comfrey I've planted and they love, plus raspberry blossom and cows parsley. The buzzing is so loud at times it sounds more like a tractor. I think it's Bee heaven!

  • I have some ancient woodland and would like to try and help bees

  • Come and visit our free visitor centre and discover the wonderful world of the honeybee. We run 'Meet the Bees' tours, have an interactive display, live webcam to our hive, candle rolling/dipping, honey sampling and run beekeeping courses.

  • Our friend living 3/4 mile away, is an advisor on beekeeping to the Welsh Government. His bees regularly visit our garden, which is decently bee friendly. We know they are his from the purple tags on the backs of each bee.

  • The garden is heavy planted with veg,fruit and herbs (inc. Comfrey, borage, mint, marjoram, etc), and alot of insects and even a frog this year, so I am looking to accomadate a small washing up bowl size pond.

  • Here at Pippin we're buzzing about bees! Our window display is raising awareness of the declining population and encouraging customers to plant bee-friendly flowers in their gardens!

  • We are using the Bee saver kit and planting Bee friendly flowers

  • look at the bee i found its so cute! I think it's a common garden bee

  • I have made a collection of solitary bee houses, which have been used for the last 2 years

  • lots of wildlife activity

  • I have planted lots of bee friendly flowers this summer and I am planning to plant lots of wild flowers too.

  • ive taught my children that bees don't sting. we have planted lavender plants b4 and the bees love them. moved now but planning on planting more x

  • I have 4 lavender plants, constantly humming with dozens of bees, counted at least 4 different species. Hope my seed pack will encourage more!

  • We can all help Bees it dosent have to cost a lot

  • I am a beekeeper. At Moelyci.

  • 6 acres in Glyn Ceiriog being managed organically to encourage pollinators and other wildlife. Llangollen FOE group visited recently

  • Save our bees, we need them for our allotments.

  • Started a wild flower meadow where there was previously only docks, nettles and bracken.

  • We hope to plant lots of new flowers to attract and help the bee population. The Bee saver kit will hopefully help us with this!

  • I have 2 butterfly bushes, ice plants, vipers bugloss, honeysuckle, wild bramble, mint, rosebay willowherb, sunflowers, apples, pears, plum, cherry, purple loosestrife, poppys, coneflowers and more in my garden, trying to cater through the year in my small ex council back garden, next steps are homes, eg lots of nooks and crannys and holes.

  • We've bought a bee house for our garden and replanted with all bee friendly flowers.

  • great show of flowers, bees loving them.

  • Hold a Food Fayre on last Friday of each month. The August event will be all about Save the Humble Bumble with honey and honey-related products, observation hive, fluffy bee giveaways and possibly the largest bumble bee in the world talking to customers!

  • I got a Bee saver kit and have been planting seed all afternoon

  • we are bee keepers

  • I do everything in my power to preserve mother earth.I am unable to afford a donation due to disability and bedroom tax (I can rarely afford electricity or to eat). I will however continue to pass the word around and raise awareness as per usual.

  • I plant a lot of flowers for the summer, this year there has been a dramatic drop in the number of bees coming to pollinate them :(

  • Hope to receive my bee kit soon!

  • I planted my entire garden with bee friendly flowers and have been rewarded with a bumble bee nest under my shed :)

  • Dying Bumblebee on my Patio

  • Bees are more plentiful in my garden this year

  • I plant bee-friendly flowers in my garden and am making a house for loan bumble bees to winter in. I also eat lots of honey, but I'm never entirely sure if that's bee-friendly or not.

  • My daughter and I planted lots of wildflowers in amongst our vegetable garden this year. We also have large areas of uncultivated garden and have noticed a lot of bumblebees and butterflies this year.

  • For the past 2 years, we've had Tree Bumblebees nesting in our garden and have really enjoyed their company.

  • My bee chart means that I now know that there are many bumble bees in the UK, not just one.

  • planted phacelia!

  • We have had bumble bees nesting under our shed for the last 8 years.My garden is full of flowers and vegetables which they love.

  • have planted sun flowers and many bee friendly plants

  • After planting lots of different herbs, marigolds and sunflowers in my daughters sensory garden this year we have been blessed with lots of bees visiting us all day long every day throughtout the summer :)

  • We have planted wild flowers and buddleia x

  • Save the bees maaaan

  • Save the bee, plant lots of flowers for them all year round. Yesterday they were loving my dahlias :-)

  • We have a new garden and are planting pretty bee friendly flowers by the river.

  • Planted sunflower seeds and gave away seeds to local neighbours

  • I have bought many Bee loving plants this year. I am also building a small bee friendly garden. I have purchased a Bee kit

  • I created pots for my garden to attracted bees and have plans early next spring to plant some bee friendly bushes

  • I have planted wildflowers in both my garden and down our land in Strumpshaw, norfolk. I have been observing the bees when I have been down the land and noticed that they go for purple flowers more than any other ;o)

  • Only have a smallish garden, have planted plenty of Bee attracting plants, we have a designated 'Bee Patch' in the garden. This has been done over a number of years along with my grandson Tristan who is now six. It is important to teach young children a sense of ecological responsibility, it is the only sure way to protect our nature/environment for generations to come.

  • buzzing ABOUT THIS BEE THING!

  • I have planted various bee friendly plants but the lavender is the main attraction. My main visitors have been ? Buff ? White tail bumble bees and a few small ones I am not sure about - yet.

  • I had a nest of tree bumble bees in an empty birds nesting box this summer, they have gone now.

  • Planted lavender, the bees have been swarming all over it this year.

  • Yes - Cosmos and Sunflowers

  • Getting beekeeper to plant beehives in our hedges along the A4130

  • Have planted wildflower seeds in both my garden and the land that my husband and I own, they were absolutely stunning and still have some flowering

  • I have a wildlife garden. We get lots of bees. They really like our passion flowers.

  • In Lancashire My granny grew glad waving drifts of goldenrod She kept bees too. You don't see goldenrod these days, or bees, They grow bamboo instead these days; for pandas, being conservationists and because bamboo doesn't make you sneeze and pandas don't sting, in Lancashire

  • Save the bees, I'm the person in the South East region (kent) for all your information about the bees and how we can save them

  • Bee friendly guerrilla garden, going since 2008 :-)

  • Lots of bees have visited my small from garden this year.

  • Became Bee Friendly after hearing about their plight planted Heleniums and Nepeter and will continue to plant nectar source plants.

  • I left my front garden completely uncut meadow like for the spring and summer hopefully assisting the Bees (same next year)

  • Bishops Cannings Bee Festival Sat, 21st Sept 2013 2-5 pm Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire

  • We are having hives ! In the past we got lots es.

  • Just had the front garden done so that I can have lots of flowers for the bees. It has most certainly worked.

  • Bees are amazing

  • Recently planted my garden after years of having no plants at all....the bees have returned !!!

  • Planted seeds

  • Planted seeds

  • Ihave seen numerous bees on my lavender in particular, but not the regular honey bees but the bumble bees or wild bees. they came in droves for a good 2 - 3 months from June to end of August. But now my sedum are in flower I have honey bees returning to the garden. Some wild bees have made a return visit to the huge buddleia in my front garden which I allow to grow quite tall whilst there are regular visitors including butterflies. Now the temperature has dropped, butterflies are few and the wild bees have finished their summer holidays in my garden.

  • Quince honey farm

  • Gone are my ornamental flowers instead I have planted wild & native flowers also some weeds for butterfly caterpillars.

  • Gone are my ornamental flowers instead I have planted wild & native flowers also some weeds for butterfly caterpillars.

  • We had everything planned to re clad our old shed in July this year, but a honey bee's nest under the shed put pay to this. We have had to postpone this until now, sadly the bee's have all died off, but our shed is now being re clad for the winter. We have a animal friendly end to our garden, it is left to nature. We have frogs, slow worms butterflies and now this year a bumble bees nest. We read up on bumbles bees on the internet when we found the nest. We decided to leave them to live their short lives out in peace, it did mean we did enjoy the lovely weather whilst waiting for them to go. Better than sweating doing the shed!!!

  • Planted wild flowers

  • I have a small organic garden which is bee friendly. But for the last few years I have noticed very few flying insects of any type in the garden.

  • Planted garden with bee freidly and nectar rich floweres, and made bee "nests" using lengths of bamboo. Leaf cutter bees haveing a go at dog rose.

  • I love honey, I save the bees

  • Planted 100 x 4 mtr strip of wildflowers last year, annuals and perennials. The annuals were fantastic last year and the perennials were nice this year, with lots of red clover which the bees like.

  • We have honey bees and bumble bees still snacking on our verbena the roses are popular too. Our thistles attracted bees and butterflies with the lavender being another favourite. They loved the daisies and land on the chives and nasturtiums although we don't know how nourishing they are, Another cut then time to plant the wild flower seeds. Our orchard is full with bugloss which always has insects of some kind. Can't get a photo to upload. Our further lies with the bees and other pollinating insects. Blessed be.

  • I have bee friendly flowers

  • The world would not survive without our bees. You are doing wonderful work, I do hope that every nation will take note of what you are saying and play their part in protecting these creatures and increase the population. It needs the universe to back what you are doing and bless you all for it. I am very elderly and haven't money to donate only enough to maybe cover the cost of the package I will receive, but I swear that if my weekly lottery comes up I promise a large donation to such an important cause. Kindest regards, and Good Luck.

  • The bee plants are doing well and bees are beginning to find them!

  • Planted :-)

  • Bee keeper 2 hives so far

  • Planted my seeds and can't wait for them to grow and bloom! Even though I was stung by a bee in my garden the other day and it hurt! How ungrateful!

  • I TAKE BUDDLIA (BUTTERFLY BUSH) FROM WHERE THEY SELF SEED IN PLACES WHERE THEY WOULD BE CUT DOWN AND RE PLANT THEM AROUND OTHER GARDENS, SO EASILY TAKE AGAIN, AND THEN I PLACE A BEE COOL DOWN SPOT WHICH IS A TRAY FILLED WITH ROCKS AND STONES, MOSS SAT NEXT TO A TRAY OF WATER TO ABSORB FOR THE BEES TO DRINK FROM. I ALSO TURN OVER A SMALL TERRACOTTA POT WITH A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM FOR THE BEES TO CRAWL INSIDE FOR SOME SHADE. THE FIRST TIME I BUILT A POND FOR A CUSTOMER, WE HAD PLACED MOSS AROUND THE EDGE OF THE POND AND THE AMOUNT OF HONEY BEES THAT DRANK FROM THE MOSS WAS AMAZING. I OFTEN FOUND MYSELF WATCHING THEM FOR AGES. BRILLIANT TO HELP NATURE.

  • my garden is full of bee friendly plants for the months all year round. I look out for bees caught out in the rain or grounded ones and try to put them somewhere safe on a flower feet!!!

  • I planted bee-friendly flowers

  • I've planted bee friendly flowers at the allotment

  • We have created a wildflower garden in an area that was previously rubble and waste ground. The garden sits in a largely developed city area, so its a great refuge for bumble bees.

  • designed a garden that was primarily Bee friendly in concept.

  • Help protect bees - we are lost without them!

  • I made a donation at FOE.co.uk and I signed the petition.

  • SAVE BEES

  • Just donated and ordered our very own bee saver kit :-)

  • bee frindly area planted in my garden!

  • I have planted my flower seed kit in my garden. Bees love my artichokes.

  • Bee-friendly zone :)

  • Good News! Isle of Wight Council voted to support the Bee Cause initiative and encourage bees through planting schemes http://www.foe.co.uk/maps/static/rendered_maps/img/user-pin-large.png

  • So glad to be able to DO something helpful.... long live the bees!

  • we had thousands of bees this year ad hopefully many more next year too

  • We went to see Beyond the Veil when it was performed nearby - it was brilliant!! At the equally wonderful Nature Reserve run by the Selborne Society. Local honey is available from the Craft Barn at the Fox pub in Hanwell too.

  • keep on keeping on.

  • I have left a patch of the lawn to grom wild , which is where I will sow my seeds. A miniture hay meadow. that will never be cut. Will let you know results

  • Only few days before now I have seen a bee... a wasp... their relative maybe. I could not find it's photo on internet. I looked again and image I have seen resembling the bee I suppose was that on bee appeal poster posted by telegraph.co.uk The individual looked lovely and set on a line above me. Then it's gentle bzz...bzz...bzz...Then on a wall. Flu over to say hello I thought. Then...before I knew it it flu away...I have never seen such bee...wasp...their relative maybe... I still wonder...

  • Save the earth!

  • HOPING FOR A HIVE IN THE NEAR FUTURE

  • I planted the bee friendly seeds

  • Everyone should be helping this campaign and change their way of thinking about outside space. People seem to be getting rid of greenery in their garden in place of 'easy care', bland gardens which is a problem for all wildlife, especially when we're building over more & more land.

  • Bees are awesome!

  • Planted!

  • I am saving the world

  • Lovely Bees, good bees, please don't sting me bees

  • We had a glorious summer of bees in our garden on our huge Lavender bush. Now autumn is here I am planting lots of seeds for them to enjoy in the spring.

  • Planted a bee garden this year which is still going! :-)

  • This is so important to help bees.

  • What you are doing is so desperately important. I am so glad to be able to support your campaign

  • Bee hives in Pensford Nature Field

  • i went and watched More than Honey and listened to a talk afterwards.By a renowned bee keeper

  • I sowed bee friendly seeds.

  • Made my donation now can't wait to receive my seeds to help the bees

  • Bee happy!

  • I Love the bumblys...Keep planting them flowers ev1 :-))))) x

  • SAVE THE MOFO BEES

  • Planting bee friendly plants and spreading the word around shrewsbury.

  • ive donated a total of £175 pounds since 30 days ago

  • My garden is full of bee friendly flowers,also i have put up bee boxes and made them for my friends.

  • I love to help bees

  • I love to help bees

  • Where would we be without bees

  • I bought bee-friendly flowers and trees from you to put on my allotment good luck Anne <3

  • I will start my second bee friendly garden this next spring at my new flat. I will also create habitat for hedgehogs.I will provide bee nest sites and early flowering nectar plants.

  • At Outdoor Classrooms, we have created the Minibeast Hotel to provide year-round habitat for bees and other insects.

  • Lavender is great to attract all Polinators ...

  • Natural bee keeping methods used in our hive.

  • I plant as many bee friendly plants as I can. Bumble bee in garden today on my Freckles Clematis.

  • I planted bee-friendly flowers, saved a bee from heat exhaustion and signed the petition :D

  • planted a bee saver kit, plan to plant an xmas bee saver kit

  • I have two bee hives living in my orchard

  • Just received my gift of a Bee kit for next year to help more bees survive, love bees.

  • the bees love the Thistles, Buddleja, Mallows and the Foxgloves that we have growing in our garden.

  • Bee friendly flowers

  • Bee friendly flowers

  • We had a wonderful collection of up to 35 bees this summer at one time living on our lavender bush. We also planted bee friendly flowers in the back garden

  • Bee seeds and petition

  • We plant and sow bee friendly garden flowers and have spotted bumble bee and other wild bee nests about the place. Now I hope my new FOE chart will help me identify which kinds they are!

  • This is one of the plants in my garden this spring, and the bees love it.

  • Planted bee friendly flowers - they love lavendar

  • Sowed bee-friendly seeds.

  • Sowed bee-friendly seeds.

  • Sowed bee-friendly seeds.

  • Sowed bee-friendly seeds.

  • Please help save our bee, s they are vital to our enviroment

  • Please help save our bee, s they are vital to our enviroment

  • we care about bees. we have a teaching apiary and several bee friendly gardens. We also deliver a bee education program in primary school

  • we care about bees. we have a teaching apiary and several bee friendly gardens. We also deliver a bee education program in primary school

  • we care about bees. we have a teaching apiary with 4 hives within our bee friendly garden.

  • I grow plenty of flowers and have flowering shrubs

  • I look after a small apiary at St Uny Primary School in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. We are the first primary school in Cornwall to have an apiary in our grounds. Last year we made 3 kg of honey that was shared by every child in the school

  • St Uny C of E School has an apiary and collected 6 kg of honey last year.

  • We planted lots of wildflower seeds and have been looking out for bees. We had a black and white bee visit our garden.

  • Bee's Everywhere!

  • starting a project at residential care home to help the bees

  • i wish to help save the bees

  • We run a local allotment and this year have chosen to encourage plot holders to plant bee friendly flowers

  • Wanting to plant the seeds to encourage more activity

  • fantastic

  • im planning to do a piece of artwork for a uni project!

  • Planted lots of bee friendly flowers last year and plan to again this year by also having a wild patch in the garden.

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  • I have indeed planted several, hebes, sedum and buddlias. Having a good supply of bees last year, my grandchildren have also made me bee home which has pride of place in the garden.

  • our house has just made a very nice back garden where we will make a flower garden

  • Let's help the birds, bees and butterflies fill the air once again!

  • i run a small group on Face Book "Help.Save our Insects and Birds". We help and encourage members to plant food plants to help Bees, Butterflies and Insects. :-)

  • in March we hope to show the "more than Honey" film in Tunnridge Wells.

  • I put up a bee house and it's full of leafcutter bees

  • We are ex bee keepers

  • I want to make my garden more bee friendly

  • Looking forward to planting seeds and creating a lovely bee friendly outdoor space.

  • Can't wait for seed to arrive

  • I would like some free wild flower seeds for a school project to encourage children to grow seeds and encourage bees to the school site its a project for the school at the end of the year we will write up the project and send you a copy and photos of how we got on. Thank you

  • I made a bee friend!

  • i like them

  • i have discovered that my garden wall is a good home for lots of bees, who then find lots of food on my spring and summer heather flowers

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  • Took comfrey from my garden and planted it in my mothers garden as bees love it. We love it sit in the sunshine and hear them humming away happily

  • I have planted several late flowering bee loving shrubs so bees have access to pollen right through to October /November

  • fill your garden with wild flowers...

  • My entire gardening regime is based on being bee-friendly! I also run a Fascebook page too about it

  • Teasel, cosmos, coreopsis, verbena, and more seeds planted. Mixed wildflower seeds scattered. Bee box installed.

  • Im scattering wild flower seed on all the verges that don't get mown.

  • I try to have flowers or shrubs that have flowers bees like for early spring to well on into autumn. At the moment I have winter heathers and pulmonarias.

  • plenty bee here

  • Just moved to the area so planting lots of trees and flowers that bees love and going to start a beginners course in Bee keeping

  • Planning a wildflower meadow where we will in the near future be keeping bees

  • I've just started a bee project in my area. Today I've started my project by obtaining some wild seed mix.

  • Chesterfield Borough Council has recently designated 10 areas across the borough as 'wild places' for bees and other pollinators. We are also working closely with 10 local primary schools to create bee friendly habitats by providing the schools with wildflower seeds and are planning a major conference on bees and pollinators for May/June 2015. BeeeeeeWise everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chesterfield Borough Council has recently designated 10 areas across the borough as 'wild places' for bees and other pollinators. We are also working closely with 10 local primary schools to create bee friendly habitats by providing the schools with wildflower seeds and are planning a major conference on bees and pollinators for May/June 2015. BeeeeeeWise everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Have bee friendly flowers

  • I'm planting Poppy seeds

  • Save the bees

  • Buzz Buzz, hows the bee world been since my Austrian holiday. And yes I am back to blog once more.

  • I LOVE BEES I CARRY MY BEES EVERYWHERE

  • We have converted our garden to a bee-haven.

  • save tha bees

  • I watched the bee movie. It was pretty funny.

  • I Save Bees I Love Bees They Help The Panet

  • Saving bees in Bothel

  • Planted some wildflowers.

  • March 2014. End of Feb bees loving the winter flowering heather and Pieris forest flame. Got lots of purposefully bought bee loving shrubs, wild flowers, and annuals with more to come. Looking forward to my bee kit coming soon. :)

  • please help save as many bees as possible because they need you as much as we need them :(

  • i love bees and would love to bring some to my garden with your seeds

  • We are planning to plant to attract Bees to our site in Whalley Range

  • Set up a wildflower meadow at the end of 2013 with bee-friendly flowers, near Taylor Court accommodation off Salmon Grove.

  • We are just about to donate and look forward to receiving our Bee Saver Kit. We already have beehives at the farm

  • Could you please tell me if I can sow the wildflower seeds in the grass or is it better to clear a patch and how big an area ?

  • we have loads of bee-friendly plants in the garden!

  • will plant the seeds as soon as i recieve them

  • My bee cause wildflower seeds are turning into seedlings!

  • bumble bees very active waiting for honey bees

  • BEE COOL! :)

  • grew foxgloves for the bees in 2013. Very successful. Repeat performance in 2014!

  • waiting for my bee friendly plants to grow. Can't wait to see my garden buzzing!

  • go bees go

  • planted bee friendly flowers; making a bee hotel

  • Planting bee friendly flowers

  • I just joined and made my donation. Looking forward to planting some seeds!

  • I have planted bluebells and Alyssum for the bees, Photo to come shortly.

  • We have 7 beehives and a bee friendly allotment. We've been bee keepers for 4 years and at present making a wildlife pond for bees to drink. We sow wildflower seeds. We belong to Southampton bee keepers Association and enjoy our own honey.

  • Planting more bee friendly flowers on my allotment and allowing flowering weeds to grow.

  • Bee friendly flowers

  • love bees and butterflies in my garden

  • Third of and acre planted with fruit trees and flowers, would love more wild flowers to add to the collection

  • please send me the bee saver kit

  • Bee flowers planted

  • I am the head groundsman at Samlesbury Hall near preston and we are planing on having a bee centre and showing and informing people about how important bees are to us, thanks Ed

  • We've planted borage, lavender, meadowsweet COMFREY and lots of herbs. Comfrey is easy to grow, long flowering and great for making a plant food for everything in your garden. If you only get one plant get that! Flowers from May to October.

  • Let's all create bee friendly gardens, parks and recreation areas.

  • I am an organic smallholder surrounded by Agro- business, and well aware of the decline i bee population. I welcome anything that can protect these beautiful insects

  • Wild Flower seeds planted

  • Meadow Flora

  • planted my Bee friendly flowers :-)

  • Planted up our seeds with my little boys help. Hopefully we'll have lots of flowers soon for the bees to enjoy...as well as us!

  • LOVELY BUGS event for kids at Llandudno Allotment

  • I like bees

  • Planting bee-friendly meadow

  • I help plant community gardens for food and I aim to teach people about the flowers that bees love.

  • I am quite new to gardeining and I try and plant for all pollinators. My aim is to provide something for most of the year.

  • We need to do more for our wildlife and bees. Really happy to grow a wild flower garden as part of my own garden.

  • Planted 'The Bee Cause, seeds in our pub garden. Also I have just recently finished my Bee Keepers Course at BCA, and will receive my bees shortly.

  • HI

  • Looking to teach my 3 year old about how bees collect pollen this will help both us and the bees!

  • Our garden is hungry for more bees, birds and insects

  • I have my bee saver pack and an an avid bee lover, doing what i can in my garden to encourage bees.

  • I've sprinkled the Bee Cause seeds all over the garden, and they are now soaking up the lovely April rain. Looking forward to seeing more small wildlife...

  • Bees in the garden for the first time in 10 years. Planted more flowers and plants than ever before. Still more needed.

  • Please send me free seeds to encourage bees.

  • Wor Lotty is a food growing demonstration / training garden with plenty of flowers for bees. Visitors welcome at regular open days.

  • The Hobson Golf Course planted poppies to celebrate 100 years 1st World War. Wild flower seeds planted on unkempt areas to help the Bee population

  • Bumble Bees and Red Tailed Bumble Bees

  • Please

  • LOVE BEES!! :')

  • Its easy - have a go !

  • Alex and Sam love bees and plant lots of bee friendly plants.

  • Planted lots of bee friendly plants

  • Wildflowers, fruiting trees, flowering and fruiting climbers and plants galore on all roofs, walls and gardens - all selected for the BeeCause.

  • Flowers

  • I plant bee friendly plants, have bumble and solitary bee nests etc. I also collect seed from nectar rich plants and re distribute them to anyone who wants them each year

  • Thanks

  • Planted native wildflowers in our garden. Last year we had bees nesting in our sparrow box, which was lovely to see.

  • I'm Zoey and I like gardening.

  • Looking to save the bees

  • i love wild flowers

  • hi

  • I have planted bee friendly flowers

  • Bees are very important to me because of my son. I have bees on everything! The wild flowers will add to my already bee friendly garden

  • I am aiming to turn my sloping back lawn into a mini meadow so would like to get hold of wildflower seeds. Bees already visit me a lot and they especially love the borage plants.

  • i have a bee hive in my garden ,which i have been given by my dad who is a member of the bbka ,im currently learning about bees and find it most fasinating ,

  • SAVE THE BEES!!!

  • bees nest in our roof

  • Hi all at FoE. I think you do a great job and have done for many years, thank You very much. I always plant native english plants if available, especially wildflowers and totally shun the use of pest control in any form...I like bugs and what some would call weeds (wildflowers) I wish I had thought of you when trying to save "protected wildlife and habitats" at my previous home, which I lost due to my fight against the council and property developers who trashed/killed...2 types of bats, a barn owl, greater crested newts, part of the remnants of an old and possibly historic orchard, snakes and a wilflower meadow etc and still are doing all in a protected conservation area. I contacted many supposed wildlife charities and causes to get help or advice, bats trust, natural england, WWF etc and have come to the conclusion they are all shams and directly responsible for the destruction of our country. Keep up the good work! Yours, Peter Wilkinson

  • Bee wonderful

  • I have the bees living in my wall I watch them in and out all day long being very busy

  • Hello!

  • Thank you for my seeds I've planted them in my garden

  • Bee's are life fact !

  • I have a beautiful garden with plenty of bee-friendly flowers and many bumble bees going about their pollination work.

  • looks fab loads of insects loads of birds

  • hoping to find more bees in this beautiful place

  • Since moving to our new house in October, my husband and I have been planing bee friendly flowers. I've noticed more and more visiting lately since my strawberry and lavender plants have started to get bigger!

  • Lots of buzzy bees in my little garden.

  • Planted wildflower seeds and geraniums.

  • Happy to help bees by growing a wildflower seed planter in London.

  • As WOKPC Weald of Kent Permaculture we have planted many trees, we keep honeybees but we would like advice on using some small solar panels and wind turbines. If there is any local person/s who would be interested in helping the group please get in touch.

  • planted wild flowers, poached egg plants and flowering herbs and left lawn long and unmown

  • My beautiful rhododendrons attract many bees - I just love to sit and watch them work.

  • Hi. Can I have a kit to plant bee-friendly flowers? Thanks

  • planted seeds of all kinds plus 6 fruit trees

  • I planted insect attracting flowers in the garden and made a bee house

  • We plant bee friendly flowers every year...power to the bees

  • my garden is a haven for bees, I sow wildflowers and choose bee friendly plants and shrubs xx

  • WE have a bee friendly garden and a bee friendly allotment too

  • Planted my seeds and they are growing beautifully. I love bees in my garden and these flowers will encourage more.

  • I have planted loads of wild flowers

  • Just planted my seeds, waiting for them to grow :)