Blooms for Bees

Blooms for Bees

Get involved

Join citizen scientists from across the country to
discover which flowers are bumblebee favourites and
help us develop our understanding of bumblebee
foraging in gardens and allotments.

Bumblebees

Bumblebees are fascinating creatures and important pollinators. Find out more about the United Kingdom’s 25 beautiful species, and learn how to identify them, using our bumblebee guide.

Bumblebee ID guide

Gardens and allotments

Our plots are important habitats for bumblebees, offering valuable forage, as well as sites for nesting and hibernation. Find out what you can do in your garden or allotment to support bumblebees.

Gardening for bumblebees

Bumblebee-friendly bedding

 

Many traditional bedding plants have been bred for appearance and are often of little value
to pollinators. We are conducting several trials to improve knowledge of the suitability of
various plants as bumblebee-friendly bedding.

Plant trials

01 July 2019

Blooms for Bees quiz

We have developed a short quiz to test people’s bumblebee identification skills and familiarity ...

By Gemma Foster

29 June 2019

Our first journal paper

The first Blooms for Bees journal paper ‘Evaluating the ability of citizen scientists to ...

By Gemma Foster

Visit our blog

- OR -

Email address required

Show Password required

By signing in to this website you are agreeing to the Terms and conditions of use

Forgot your password?

Display name missing

Invalid email address

Show Passwords do not match

Show Passwords do not match

By signing up to this website you are agreeing to the Terms and conditions of use


Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link to create a new password.

Please note that this will reset your password for all sites in the CS Portal.

Error message here!

Back to log-in