To celebrate World Bee Day 2021 our staff and volunteers have been filming the bees they see. Watch our video below to see what they found:
Observing bee behaviour
There’s lots of different types of bee behaviour, even in this short video. From hairy-footed flower bees digging to honey bees collecting pollen.
Did you see the nomad bee trying to cut a blade of grass?
Celebrate World Bee Day 2021 with us by observing the bees near you. Things to look out for:
- Which flowers do they visit first?
- Do they stay in sunny patches?
- Where are they storing the pollen?
- Can you spot their long tongue reaching for nectar?
Remember, most bees have a sting so be sure to observe at a safe distance and not disturb them by touching them or the flowers they land on.
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