"Go on, have a flutter! Take a few tips from the new book by biologist Dave Goulson and it's a safe bet tat beautiful butterflies will start gathering in your garden." —Daily Mail
"[Goulson's] fascination with bumblebees and other pollinators is infectious... This book might open your eyes - and gardens - to the myriad mini-wonders that too often go unnoticed." ―Gardens Illustrated
"Dave Goulson's beautifully presented and illustrated Gardening for Bumblebees...will tell you how to save the world. Literally. One penstemon at a time." ―Tablet
There are twenty six different species of bumblebees to be found in the UK, of around 250 species worldwide. Bumblebees are among the most important of our insects; these superb pollinators ensure that wildflowers set seed and reappear each year, and that our vegetable and fruit crops give us bountiful harvests. With the decline in the populations of our wild bees, these beloved creatures need looking after more than ever.
Gardening for Bumblebees shows you how you can provide a refuge for bumblebees to feed, breed and thrive. No matter how large or small your space is, Dave Goulson shows you how you can make a pollinator-friendly haven. In this book you will learn the best trees, shrubs and flowers for pollinators, how to create the perfect nest and breeding site, and the best ways to control pests. Gardening For Bumblebees will encourage and inspire gardeners and allotmenters alike to make their patch more bee friendly.